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On a rhetoric of dreaming: thoughts about a Freudian insight of Emile Benveniste

2018.09.29 | By Gregory Nagy §0. Sigmund Freud, in his book about the analysis of dreams, Die Traumdeutung (first published in 1899), found that the human unconscious, in dreams, can obliterate the difference between a given meaning and the opposite of that meaning. Influenced by the theories of Karl Abel (1884), Freud thought that such a mental pattern of obliteration, viewed as a kind of confusion, could be traced back… Read more