Karla Kelsey

An Otherwise of Consciousness

Steeped in so much death, did Freud sigh into the mountain that was his soul when he composed section five of Beyond the Pleasure Principle — arriving at the conclusion that pushed past his previous theory of the primacy of the human drive toward pleasure? Given the atrocities of massive world war did it seem perhaps inevitable to conclude that the first drive, the primary drive, is the drive to return to the nonliving?

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