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Apollonian and Dionysian
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Abstract:  The terms, “Apollonian” and “Dionysian,” refer generally to the basic opposition between rationality and instinct, usually in philosophical, artistic or psychological contexts. Deriving fro…

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Robert Wicks, “Apollonian and Dionysian”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000206>
First published online: 2016

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