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The indeterminable boundary between Sanity and Madness in Hegel and Freud

Sigmund FreudSome half a century before Freud, Hegel suggested that mental derangement (Verr?cktheit) is a reversion to the earlier stages of the development of the soul and that it discloses the psychic origins of the mind to theoretical analysis. Freud never quotes Hegel and generally dismisses Hegelianism as the epitome of wild philosophical speculations. Continue reading