Wolves, Dogs, and Moral Geniuses: Anthropocentrism in Schopenhauer and Freud
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Philosophy and Religious Studies
Schopenhauer and Freud reject the anthropocentrism of the Western philosophical tradition by claiming that humans and animals are motivated by the same impulses, but they reinforce elements of that anthropocentrism by retaining the identification of animality with self-interested savagery, and by reserving for humans the capacity to overcome that state.
Altman, M. C., & Coe, C. D. (2017). Wolves, Dogs, and Moral Geniuses: in Schopenhauer and Freud. In S. Shapsay (Ed.), The Palgrave Schopenhauer Handbook (pp. 447–471). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62947-6_21
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