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Civilization and Its Discontents

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Written in the decade before Freud s death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, ... Show synopsis

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  • Civilization and Its Discontents (Penguin Classics) – Mass-market paperback (2002)
    by Sigmund Freud, David McLintock (Translator), Leo Bersani (Introduction by)

    Civilization and Its Discontents

    Mass-market paperback, Penguin Classics
    2002
    144 pages

    ISBN: 0141182369
    ISBN-13: 9780141182360

    In what remains one of his most seminal papers, Freud considers the incompatibility of civilisation and individual happiness, and the tensions between the claims of society and the individual. We all know that living in civilised groups means sacrificing a degree of personal interest, but couldn't you argue that it in fact creates the conditions for our happiness? Freud explores the arguments and counter-arguments surrounding this proposition, focusing on what he perceives to be one of society's greatest dangers; 'civilised ... Show more

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