Sapere Aude Magazine
We created this magazine because we want to share our interest and passion for brain/behavioral sciences, philosophy, psychology, culture, politics, arts, mental health, and many other topics.
However, our main goal is to use psychoanalysis as a tool or lens, which
will help us understand arts and as a result - ourselves and the world around us.
We hope to be an inspiring space full of stimulating ideas for self-analysis.
IF WE MANAGED TO INTEREST YOU, THEN YOU’RE MORE THEN WELCOME TO JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY, BOTH TO READ US AND ALSO TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK
Our goal is to raise awareness around the topics of mental health but also to use psychoanalysis as the main tool or lens to present or explain different issues.
We strongly believe psychoanalysis should not only be accessible through therapy, but it should be free, at least through projects like ours. People should be able to find a space where they can find answers to complicated questions and be able to self-reflect, to educate themselves and also feel included, to find relatable, honest texts.We are passionate about opening and liberating the discussion around uncomfortable subjects, human struggles and pain in general.
We are dedicated to becoming a space where talking about pain and suffering, about the struggles of human existence, will be explored in a liberating, non-judgmental, raw and honest way.
One of the principles of psychoanalysis is to try ease an individuals pain by helping him/her understand, overcome or accept it. We want to adapt this principle and try to do the same but in another way, meaning for as many people as possible and for free.
As Sigmund Freud once said "psychoanalysis, in essence is a cure through love".
Why Sapere Aude?
Sapere aude is the Latin phrase meaning “Dare to know”; and also is loosely translated as “Dare to be wise”, or even more loosely as "Dare to think for yourself!" Originally used in the First Book of Letters , by the Roman poet Horace, the phrase Sapere Aude became associated with the Age of Enlightenment, during the 17th and 18th centuries, after Immanuel Kant used it in the essay, “Answering the Question: What Is Enlightenment?” (1784).
As a philosopher, Kant claimed the phrase Sapere aude as the motto for the entire period of the Enlightenment, and used it to develop his theories of the application of reason in the public sphere of human affairs. In the 20th century, in the essay “What is Enlightenment?” (1984) Michel Foucault took up Kant's formulation of “dare to know” in an attempt to find a place for the individual man and woman in post-structuralist philosophy, and so come to terms with the problematic legacy of the Enlightenment. Moreover, in the essay The Baroque Episteme: the Word and the Thing (2013) Jean-Claude Vuillemin proposed that the Latin phrase Sapere aude be the motto of the Baroque episteme.
"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This immaturity is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," is therefore the motto of the enlightenment."
Immanuel Kant "What Is Enlightenment?"
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