Pleasure Principle

Pleasure Principle may refer to:

  • Pleasure principle (psychology), a psychoanalytical term coined by Sigmund Freud
  • Pleasure Principle (fashion), a New York-based fashion label designed by Diva Pittala and Adrian Cowen
  • Pleasure Principle (album), a 1978 album by Parlet
  • The Pleasure Principle (Treat album), 1986
  • The Pleasure Principle (Gary Numan album), 1979
  • "The Pleasure Principle" (song), a 1987 single by Janet Jackson
  • The Pleasure Principle (film), a 1991 film starring Peter Firth
  • "Pleasure Principle", a song from Jean Michel Jarre's 2003 album Geometry of Love
  • The Pleasure Principle (Le Principe du Plaisir), a painting by René Magritte

Other articles related to "pleasure principle, principle, pleasure":

Beyond The Pleasure Principle
... Beyond the Pleasure Principle (first published in German in 1920 as Jenseits des Lustprinzips) is an essay by Sigmund Freud marking a major turning point in his theoretical approach ... With this essay, Freud went "beyond" the simple pleasure principle, developing his theory of drives with the addition of the death drive(s) (Todestrieb) (often ...
Beyond The Pleasure Principle - Synopsis - Clinical Evidence (sections I-III) - Repetition Compulsion
... From these cases, Freud inferred the existence of motivations beyond the pleasure principle ... Freud already felt in 1919 that he could safely postulate "the principle of a repetition compulsion in the unconscious mind, based upon instinctual activity and probably inherent in the very nature of the instincts—a ... In the first half of Beyond the Pleasure Principle, "a first phase, the most varied manifestations of repetition, considered as their irreducible quality, are attributed to the essence of drives ...
Beyond The Pleasure Principle - Synopsis - Clinical Evidence (sections I-III)
... of mental events is automatically regulated by the pleasure principle...a strong tendency toward the pleasure principle'" ... not contradict the dominance of the pleasure principle...does not seem to necessitate any far-reaching limitation of the pleasure principle." ...
Joissance - In Psychoanalysis
... (1959–1960) Lacan develops his concept of the opposition of jouissance and pleasure ... The pleasure principle, according to Lacan, functions as a limit to enjoyment it is the law that commands the subject to 'enjoy as little as possible' ... imposed on his enjoyment, to go beyond the pleasure principle ...

Famous quotes containing the words principle and/or pleasure:

    For me chemistry represented an indefinite cloud of future potentialities which enveloped my life to come in black volutes torn by fiery flashes, like those which had hidden Mount Sinai. Like Moses, from that cloud I expected my law, the principle of order in me, around me, and in the world.... I would watch the buds swell in spring, the mica glint in the granite, my own hands, and I would say to myself: “I will understand this, too, I will understand everything.”
    Primo Levi (1919–1987)

    Marriage has, for its share, usefulness, justice, honour, and constancy; a stale but more durable pleasure. Love is grounded on pleasure alone, and it is indeed more gratifying to the senses, keener and more acute; a pleasure stirred and kept alive by difficulties. There must be a sting and a smart in it. It ceases to be love if it has no shafts and no fire.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)