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Unformatted text preview: now becomes a dynamic source of conscience and every fresh renunciation increases the latters severity and intolerance. This means that the conscience initiates instinctual renunciation but is later sustained by it. It is a vicious cycle that keeps increasing the conscience, which is the source of guilt as well. Guilt only results from thoughts or actions that are thought to be bad, but Freud says that good and bad are relative. The common bad among everyone is loss of love. Therefore, what is bad is whatever causes one to be threatened with loss of love, says Freud. If the fear of the super-ego affects the behavior of a person, as it should, then he or she will eventually feel even more guilty as they realize the sinfulness of their natural desires....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course HON 306 taught by Professor Gooch&bennett during the Fall '07 term at E. Kentucky.
- Fall '07