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Civilization and Its Discontents

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In what remains one of his most seminal papers, Freud considers the incompatibility of civilisation and individual happiness, and the tensions ... Show synopsis

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  • Civilization and Its Discontents (W. W. Norton & Company) – Hardcover (2005)
    by Sigmund Freud, James Strachey (Editor), Peter Gay (Afterword by)

    Civilization and Its Discontents

    Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company
    2005
    English
    The Standard ed.
    192 pages

    ISBN: 0393059952
    ISBN-13: 9780393059953

    Civilization and Its Discontents may be Sigmund Freud's best-known work. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer ultimate questions: What influences led to the creation of civilization? How did it come to be? What determines its course? In this seminal volume of twentieth-century thought, Freud elucidates the contest between aggression, indeed the death drive, and its adversary eros. He speaks to issues of human creativity and fulfillment, the place of beauty in culture, and the effects of repression. Louis Menand, ... Show more

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