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Nirvana principle

Saltos de línea: Nir|vana prin|ciple

Definición de Nirvana principle en inglés:

sustantivo

Psychoanalysis
Yearning for a state of oblivion, as a manifestation of the death instinct.
Example sentences
  • The pleasure principle seeks satiation, the release of tension - which is why the Nirvana principle, the drive towards total quiescence, still belongs to it.
  • To summarize, with the principle of constancy Freud tries to rescue drives from being absorbed to the death drive - an absorption to which the Nirvana principle or the principle of inertia logically leads.
  • Before the seminar turns to Freud's writings on religion and monotheism we will read a key book for the development of psychoanalysis, especially the concepts of the Nirvana principle or the Death Drive: Schopenhauer's seminal work on The World as Will and Representation.

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