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The uncanny is the subject of aesthetics because it has to do with a certain kind of feeling or sensation with emotional impulses But in general aesthetics has neglected to study the uncanny preferring to concentrate on beauty and generally on more positive emotions such as the attractive the sublimeetc The uncanny is something fearful and frightening and such as it has been neglected in the history of aesthetics Freud will wed psychoanalytic and aesthetics modes of thought to develop his theory of the uncanny What is the uncanny Freuds definition uncanny as the class of frightening things that leads us back to what is known and familiar Jentschs conclusions 1Uncanny fear of the unfamiliar 2Uncanny based on intellectual uncertainty Freud will take issue with both of these cases The study of the German words heimlich and unheimlich homely unhomely Freud defines heimlich in two different meanings 1Heimlich a belonging to the house friendly familiar b tame as in animals c intimate comfortable aBelonging to the house or family or regarded as so belonging bOf animals tame companionable to man as opposed to wild For example Animals which are neither wild nor heimlich cIntimate comfortable the enjoyment of quiet content arousing a sense of agreeable restfulness and security as in one within the four walls of his house Is it still heimlich to you in your country where strangers are felling your woods Many examples are applied on page 932 2Heimlich concealed secret withheld from sight and from others secretive private For example to do something heimlich behind someones back to steal away heimlich heimlich meetings and appointmentsetc Many examples are applied on page 933 What from the perspective of the one who is at home is familiar is to the outsider the stranger The definition of the unfamiliar the secretive The term heimlich of privacy and intimacy Freud can associate it with the private
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