Civilization And Its Discontents

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Author by Sigmund Freud
Genre : History
Editor : Samaira Book Publishers
ISBN : 9789387550131
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Civilization and Its Discontents is considered Freud's most brilliant work. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world. 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 how did it come to be? What determines civilization’s trajectory? This process, argues Freud, is an inherent quality of civilization that instills perpetual feelings of discontent in its citizens. Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction.


Civilization And Its Discontents

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Author by Sigmund Freud
Genre : History
Editor : GENERAL PRESS
ISBN : 9789387669529
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Civilization and Its Discontents is one of the last of Freud's books, written in the decade before his death and first published in German in 1929. It is considered his most brilliant work. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world. It seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization’s trajectory? Freud’s theories on the effect of the knowledge of death on human existence and the birth of art are central to his work. Many of humankind's primitive instincts (for example, the desire to kill and the insatiable craving for sexual gratification) are clearly harmful to the well-being of a human community. As a result, civilization creates laws that prohibit killing, rape, and adultery, and it implements severe punishments if such commandments are broken. This process, argues Freud, is an inherent quality of civilization that instills perpetual feelings of discontent in its citizens. Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction.


Civilization And Its Discontents

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Author by Sigmund Freud
Genre : Psychology
Editor : Courier Dover Publications
ISBN : 9780486282534
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File Pages : 81
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Civilization And Its Discontents

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Author by Sigmund Freud
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780141964232
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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.


Modern Classics Civilization And Its Discontent

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Author by Sigmund Freud
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : National Geographic Books
ISBN : 9780141182360
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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 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' sexual morality. After all, doesn't repression of sexuality deeply affect people and compromise their chances of happiness?


Discontent And Its Civilizations

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Author by Mohsin Hamid
Genre : Literary Collections
Editor : Riverhead Books
ISBN : 9781594634031
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File Pages : 258
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Originally published in hardccover in 2015 by Riverhead Books.


Civilization And Its Discontents

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ISBN : 1690712589
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Civilization and Its Discontents is a book by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. It was written in 1929 and explores what Freud sees as the important clash between the desire for individuality and the expectations of society, the book is considered one of Freud's most important and widely read works, and one of the most influential and studied books in the field of modern psychology. This book has been carefully adapted in to a modern format to allow for easy reading.


What Freud Really Meant

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Author by Susan Sugarman
Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781107116399
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This book presents Freud's theory of the mind as an organic whole, built from first principles and developing in sophistication over time.


French Civilization And Its Discontents

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Author by Tyler Edward Stovall
Genre : History
Editor : Lexington Books
ISBN : 0739106473
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File Pages : 390
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French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture and French studies in the modern era. Rejecting traditional assimilationist notions of French national identity, contributors to this groundbreaking volume demonstrate how literature, history and other aspects of what is considered French civilization have been shaped by processes of creolization and differentiation.


Civilization And Its Discontents

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Author by Sigmund Freud
Genre : Psychology
Editor : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN : 0393059952
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Presents the eminent Austrian psychoanalyst's views on the irreconcilable antagonism between instinctual drives and the repressive attitudes of civilization.