Psiche sets up a close-knit comparison between the psychology of Plato's Republic and Freud's psychoanalysis. Convergences and divergences are discussed in relation both to the Platonic conception of the oneiric emergence of repressed desires that prefigures the main path of Freud's subconscious, to the analysis of the psychopathologies related to these theoretical formulations and to the two diagnostic and therapeutic approaches adopted. Another crucial theme is the Platonic eros – the examination of which is also extended to the Symposium and Phaedrus – taken up explicitly by Freud in relation to the concept of libido. Finally, the author also addresses the two themes – of, inter alia, a metapsychological nature – inherent to the moral dimension.
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