com plex

I  belong to a  generation, one of the last gen­erations, that was more or less bludgeoned to death with the history of philosophy. The history of philosophy plays a  patently repressive role in philosophy, it’s philosophy’s own version of the Oedipus com­plex: “You can’t seriously consider saying what you yourself think until you’ve read this and that, and that on this, and this on that.”
—  Gilles Deleuze, Letter to a Harsh Critic