Keywords: Sigmund Freud, Hans Jonas, Psychoanalysis, Ethics, Objects.
The article connects the work of Hans Jonas and Sigmund Freud. Jonas builds
an ethics based on the idea that «the subject is not enough». Value derives from
what objects ask to our ethical sensibility, because they are in themselves objects
of value which require to be preserved in the present and in the future. Sigmund
Freud considers the unconscious as the place of our mind where the subject is
not the only master. In this light, ethics has to do with the objects of the unconscious,
which represent the external and the internal world to which our subjectivity
always refers to. In the relationship to objects as seen from a point of view
where Jonas and Freud cooperate, psychoanalysis finds its ethical goal.