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On Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle - Akhtar, Salman (Editor), and O'Neil, Mary Kay (Editor)
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Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle constitutes a major landmark and a real turning point in the evolution of psychoanalytic theory. Pushing aside the primacy of the tension-discharge-gratification model of mental dynamics, this work introduced the notion of a "daemonic force" within all human beings that slowly but insistently seeks psychic inactivity, inertia, and death. Politely dismissed by some as a pseudo-biological speculation and rapturously espoused by others as a bold conceptual advance, "death instinct" became ...

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On Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle 2019, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780367106805

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On Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle 2011, Karnac Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781855757851

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