Civilization and Its Discontents 2016 by Fred Stinson IIICivilization and Its Discontents 2016 by Fred Stinson III

Civilization and Its Discontents 2016

byFred Stinson III

Paperback | February 5, 2017

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From the beginning of civilization, man has sought to understand his personal development, family, work, and pleasurable experiences. As a result, human beings continuously evaluate the true value of life while making judgments about the world we live in and the mental life associated with it. Nietzsche and Freud present some of the most intriguing biological assumptions as to why we respond to objects within the context of civilization.

This book evaluates human psychology and development from the womb to the tomb. Freud insights into our arbitrary circumstances revealed that we are reacting to conscious and unconscious memories that seek to maximize pleasure such as food, sex, love, power, and wealth, while minimizing pain. Freud reveals that man’s pursuit of pleasure brings forth discontent. He asserts that people from within every civilization have exhausted great effort into maintaining beliefs, attitudes, and personality traits.

This book discusses the manifestation of one’s ego, superego, and id. Freud said that we seek to maintain a healthy balance of personality or we succumb to neuroses such aggression and narcissism. In the first chapter, Freud challenges the god particle and its ‘oceanic’ sensation; then the book wittily explains the formation of learning, guilt, remorse, and conscience. 

Title:Civilization and Its Discontents 2016Format:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.45 inPublished:February 5, IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634920856

ISBN - 13:9781634920858


Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter I - Human Development and Pleasurable ExperiencesChapter II - Purpose and HappinessChapter III - Civilization and Social RelationshipsChapter IV - Love and NecessityChapter V - Love thy Neighbor and AggressionChapter VI - Man and GodChapter VII - Guilt and RemorseChapter VIII - Redemption and ConsciousnessReferencesIndex