Modern Classics Civilization And Its Discontent

bySigmund FreudForeword byLeo BersaniTranslated byDavid Mclintock

April 30, 2002|
Modern Classics Civilization And Its Discontent by Sigmund Freud
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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?
Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in exile in London in 1939. As a writer and doctor he remains one of the informing voices of the twentieth century.
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Title:Modern Classics Civilization And Its Discontent
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 7.77 X 5.06 X 0.37 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 7.77 X 5.06 X 0.37 in
Published:April 30, 2002
Publisher:Penguin Uk
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780141182360

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