Language(s) of perception: remember hashish; repeat cocaine? rework the experience!

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Abstract

This article studies some of the reasons behind Walter Benjamin and Sigmund Freud’s use of psychoactive substances. Based on their documented personal experiences, I will argue that these two thinkers do not only share “the active principle”, but they also agree in what they discover at the end of the “journey”: language as an instrument for expanding perception of reality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-100
Number of pages15
JournalPSYCHOANALYTISCHE PERSPECTIEVEN
Volume38
Issue number2020
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Walter Benjamin (1892-1940)
  • Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
  • Language
  • Hashish
  • Cocaine

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