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Civilization and It's Discontents

Civilization and It's Discontents

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It stands as a brilliant summary of the views on culture from a psychoanalytic perspective that Freud had been developing since the turn of the century. It is both witness and tribute to the late theory of mind—the so-called structural theory, with its stress on aggression, indeed the death drive, as the pitiless adversary of eros. In Civilization and Its Discontents Freud states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world, a place he defines in terms of ceaseless conflict between the individual's quest for freedom and society's demand for conformity. Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction. But culture inhibits his instinctual drives. The result is a pervasive and familiar guilt.

Who wrote it?
Sigmund Freud

How does it come?
Paperback 20 x 13 x 1cm


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