See other formats I I B 815 W7 1908 MAIN UC-NRLF .3*/ '.V"V *B bm fiES MO A (Plttlpapphy with ^0ct upon ion; A.M. r\ v^ & THESIS FOR THE DOCTORATE The Principle of the Ego in Philosophy with Special Reference to its Influence upon SchlegePs Doctrine of "Ironie" BY AUGUSTA MANIE WILSON, A.M. April, 1908 5 u it (17 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGB Introduction— Problem of the "Self." In this example, your actions are similar to the ego. In Descartes' 'cogito, ergo sum' (not his own phrase but a Latin translation of his French phrase, 'je pense, donc je suis', 'I think therefore I am/ exist'), the ego is merely the thinking self independent of the body. Publication date 1908 Topics Schlegel, Friedrich von, 1772-1829, Self Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor University of California Libraries Language English. Use of this site is subject to terms & conditions. … There is no association with selfishness nor in the sequel to his being a sole self, no hint of solipsism - … While the ego has a tough job to do, it does not have to act alone. In Freud's view, a healthy personality results from a balance in the dynamic interaction of the id, ego, and superego.