Apollonian and Dionysian

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Robert Wicks
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 The terms, “Apollonian” and “Dionysian,” refer generally to the basic opposition between rationality and instinct, usually in philosophical, artistic or psychological contexts. Deriving from the composite, classical images of Apollo and Dionysus, the terms are especially suited for displaying complex, tension-filled meanings within the subjects to which they are applied. ⸙

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