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The death instinct or death drive is the force that makes living creatures strive for an inorganic state. It does not appear in isolation; its effect becomes apparent, in particular through the repetition compulsions, when a part of it is connected with Eros. Its tendency to return living creatures to the earlier inorganic state is a component of all the drives. In this combined form, its main impetus is toward dissolution, unbinding, and dissociation. In its pure form, silent within the psychic apparatus, it is subjugated by the libido to some...
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The [[death]] [[instinct]] or death [[drive]] is the force that makes [[living]] [[creatures]] strive for an inorganic [[state]]. It does not appear in [[isolation]]; its effect becomes [[apparent]], in [[particular]] through the [[repetition]] compulsions, when a part of it is connected with [[Eros]]. Its tendency to [[return]] living creatures to the earlier inorganic state is a component of all the [[drives]]. In this combined [[form]], its main impetus is toward [[dissolution]], unbinding, and dissociation. In its pure form, silent within the [[psychic]] [[apparatus]], it is subjugated by the [[libido]] to some...
  
  

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The death instinct or death drive is the force that makes living creatures strive for an inorganic state. It does not appear in isolation; its effect becomes apparent, in particular through the repetition compulsions, when a part of it is connected with Eros. Its tendency to return living creatures to the earlier inorganic state is a component of all the drives. In this combined form, its main impetus is toward dissolution, unbinding, and dissociation. In its pure form, silent within the psychic apparatus, it is subjugated by the libido to some...


=See Also

Death Instinct