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.
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2020|
- Walter Benjamin (1892-1940)
- Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)