How Does Foucault 's Freud 's Repression Hypothesis?

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How does Foucault rebut Freud’s repression hypothesis?
In the history of philosophy, many philosophers discuss the repression, however Freud’s and Foucault’s repression hypothesis are widely remains under the debate. Repression has psychological connection and it an attempt of a person in which he repels his desires towards pleasurable instincts by excluding the one’s conscious desire and holds it in the unconscious. As if the writer said, “Psychologically it is fully justified in beginning by censuring any manifestations of the sexual life of children, for there would be no prospect of curbing the sexual desires of adults if the ground had not been prepared for it in childhood” (Freud, 1929, p. 21). It is believed that repression caused various mental sicknesses and it influences the psyche of an individual (Yeng, 2010).
Sexual repression can be defined as a state in which an individual is prohibited to express sexual desires. It is often linked to the feelings of shame, guilt or being connected with the sexual impulses. The sexual repression constitutes are subjectively vary in different culture and different moral systems. Especially most of the religions accused of fostering sexual repression. In the debate about the sexual repression various term are used such as homosexuality. In some cultures it is consider as violent practices and it is also associated as an irrespective or killing act to regulate sexual behaviour.
The debate about the repression has always been…

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