Sigmund Freud's Philosophy of Mind - A Self in Hiding

Kimmie Wolter

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project will continuously present and analyse Sigmund Freud’s Philosophy of mind expressed in his literary work; Abriss der Psychoanalyse. The foundation for this investigation is Freud’s notion of a ‘self in hiding’. In other words, it is his notion of the unconscious which provokes the common-sense feeling of a ‘self’ that shall form the basis of this project. This analysis will be comprised of three issues, which is classic to the tradition of philosophy of mind, and which still are relevant to the contemporary discussion. These issues are that of mind-body relation, consciousness and finally the ‘self’. In order to determine where Freud’s perspective on these issues may still be relevant to the contemporary discussion, David Chalmers and Daniel Dennett, have been chosen to represent two modern positions within the traditional debate of these issues, which Freud’s theory can stand in relation to; namely dualism and monism.

UddannelserFilosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2015
VejledereEsther Oluffa Pedersen


  • unconscious
  • Mind-body issue
  • consciousness
  • Dennett
  • Freud
  • Chalmers
  • Philosophy of mind
  • self