TOWARDS AN ETHICAL RECONTEXTUALISATION OF FREUDâ€™S THEORY OF PERSONALITY
Keywords:Id, ego, prudence, moral decision-making and behaviour, Thanatos, phronesis, superego.
AbstractThis paper explores the possibilities of complementing Freudâ€™s theory of human nature with the doctrine of St Thomas Aquinas on the virtue of prudence (phronesis). The paper builds on the foundation laid down by Freudâ€™s theory of theÂ id, theÂ ego, and theÂ superegoÂ in relation to moral behaviour. However, it takes a rather different approach to moral decision-making and behaviour, culminating in the authorâ€™s creation of the concept of theÂ moral-ego.Â What is being raised in this paper is a concern that Freudâ€™s theory reduces morality to the dictates of theÂ superego.
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Koenane, Mojalefa LJ. 2017. “TOWARDS AN ETHICAL RECONTEXTUALISATION OF FREUDâ€™S THEORY OF PERSONALITY”. Phronimon 15 (1):1-15. https://doi.org/10.25159/2413-3086/2209.