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ISBN: 0393304515 / ISBN-13: 9780393304510

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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    by Sigmund Freud, James Strachey (Translator), Peter Gay (Afterword by)

    Civilization and Its Discontents

    Trade paperback, W. W. Norton & Company
    2010
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    186 pages

    ISBN: 0393304515
    ISBN-13: 9780393304510

    Freud's seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens. 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, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and ... Show more

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