ego

The thinking, active self; the self conceived of as the organizing and continuing subject of experience and the author of action. In Kant there is a distinction between the empiricial ego, given in ordinary self-consciousness, and the transcendental or pure ego, which cannot be known but must be presupposed for our experience to have the unity that it needs in order to be experience at all. In Freudian psychology the ego is the conscious self, occupying a beleaguered middle ground between the disreputable demands of the id, and the repressive discipline of the superego. See also Cartesian ego, personal identity.

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  • ego — ego …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Égo — Ego Voir « ego » sur le Wiktionnaire. Ego …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ego — [ ego ] n. m. inv. • 1886; mot lat. « je », par l all. ♦ Philos. Le sujet, l unité transcendantale du moi (depuis Kant). ⇒ je, moi. ♢ Psychan. Le moi. ⊗ HOM. Égaux (égal). ● ego nom masculin invariable (calque de l allemand das Ich, le je, d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ego — ego; ego·cen·tric·i·ty; ego·cen·trism; ego·hood; ego·ism; ego·ist; ego·is·tic; ego·ity; ego·ma·nia; ego·ma·ni·ac; ego·tism; ego·tist; ego·tize; non·ego; su·per·ego; ego·cen·tric; ego·is·ti·cal; ego·is·ti·cal·ly; ego·ma·ni·a·cal; ego·tis·tic;… …   English syllables

  • EGO — is a Latin word meaning I , cognate with the Greek Εγώ (Ego) meaning I and may refer to: * Ego, super ego, and id, a psycho analytic concept of Sigmund Freud * Ego (spirituality), a sense of doership or sense of individual existence * Ego the… …   Wikipedia

  • Ego — Ego, (v. griech. bzw. lat. Ich), bezeichnet den Selbst Sinn (Selbstbewusstsein und Selbstaktivität) und ist unter der Bezeichnung Ich Gegenstand der Psychologie, der Philosophie, der Soziologie, der Religion und weiterer Wissenschaften.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ego — e go, n.; pl. {egos}. [L., I.] The conscious and permanent subject of all psychical experiences, whether held to be directly known or the product of reflective thought; the subject consciously considered as I by a person; opposed to {non ego}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ego — / ɛgo/ s.m. [dal lat. ĕgo io ], invar. (psicanal.) [la propria persona in quanto espressione di autocoscienza] ▶◀ io. ‖ Es, super ego, super io …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Ego — das; , s <aus lat. ego »ich«> das Ich (Philos.); vgl. ↑Alter Ego …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • ego — 1714, as a term in metaphysics, from L. ego I (cognate with O.E. ic, see I (Cf. I)). Psychoanalytic sense is from 1894; sense of conceit is 1891. Ego trip first recorded 1969. In the book of Egoism it is written, Possession without obligation to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ego — ȇgo m <G ȇga> DEFINICIJA 1. psih. u psihoanalitičkom smislu stupanj strukture ličnosti koji ulazi u odnose sa stvarnošću, stvara ravnotežu između nagonskih (id) i moralno etičkih (super ego) težnji i vrijednosti čovjeka; spoznajni i… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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