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In Sigmund Freud‘s psychoanalytic theory, the superego is the conscious or unconscious element of the ego that is formed from the child’s internalization of parental values, beliefs and prohibitions. Because the superego is internalized in childhood, its moral injunctions are … Continue reading

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Max Weber

Max Weber (1864-1920) was a German sociologist. He apparently suffered some kind of mental collapse after confronting his father for abusing his mother. He is said to have recovered through rationality. This might have contributed to Weber’s emphasis on rationality … Continue reading


Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein (Josef Johann, 1889-1951) was an Austrian-born British philosopher. Wittgenstein studied mathematics at Cambridge under Bertrand Russell, who spoke highly of his alleged genius. While serving in the Austrian army during WW I, he argued in Tractatus Logico-philosophicus that … Continue reading


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