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Empty Heads of Men

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“The perception of other people and the intersubjective world is problematical only for adults. The child lives in a world which he unhesitatingly believes accessible to all around him. He has no awareness of himself or of others as private subjectivities, nor does he suspect that all of us, himself included, are limited to one certain point of view of the world.… More

And The Sea

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“He was asleep in a short time and he dreamed of Africa when he was a boy and the long golden beaches and the white beaches, so white they hurt your eyes, and the high capes and the great brown mountains.… More

Love Letter

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Edgar Allen Poe
to Sarah Helen Whitman

October 1, 1848
The Bronx, New York

“I cannot better explain to you what I felt than by saying that your unknown heart seemed to pass into my bosom — there to dwell forever — while mine, I thought, was translated into your own.… More

A Note on the Unconscious

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“But the distinction between foreconscious and unconscious activity, and the recognition of the barrier which keeps them asunder, is not the last or the most important result of the psychoanalytic investigation of psychical life. There is one psychical product to be met with in the most normal persons, which yet presents very striking analogy to the wildest productions of insanity, and was no more intelligible to philosophers than insanity itself.… More

The Mirror Stage

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“Correlatively, the formation of the I is symbolized in dreams by a fortress, or a stadium — its inner arena and enclosure, surrounded by marshes and rubbish-tips, dividing it into two opposed fields of contest where the subject flounders in quest of the haughty and remote inner castle, which, in its shape (sometimes juxtaposed in the same scenario), symbolizes the id in startling fashion.… More