Civilization and Its Discontents

Civilization and Its Discontents

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by Sigmund Freud
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393096238

ISBN-13: 9780393096231

Pub. Date: 12/28/1963

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"Civilization and Its Discontents may be Sigmund Freud's best-known work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. In this seminal volume of twentieth-century thought, Freud elucidates the contest between aggression, indeed the death drive, and its adversary, eros. He speaks to issues of human creativity and fulfillment, the place of…  See more details below

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"Civilization and Its Discontents may be Sigmund Freud's best-known work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. In this seminal volume of twentieth-century thought, Freud elucidates the contest between aggression, indeed the death drive, and its adversary, eros. He speaks to issues of human creativity and fulfillment, the place of beauty in culture, and the effects of repression." Louis Menand reflects on the importance of this work in intellectual thought and why it has become such a landmark book in the history of ideas.

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ISBN-13:
9780393096231
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1963

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Civilization and its discontents33
Sigmund Freud : a brief life157
Translator's note175

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