Civilization and Its Discontents

Civilization and Its Discontents

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by Sigmund Freud
     
 

The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious things in life. And yet, in making any general judgement of this kind one is in danger of forgetting the manifold variety of humanity and its mental life. There are… See more details below

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The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious things in life. And yet, in making any general judgement of this kind one is in danger of forgetting the manifold variety of humanity and its mental life. There are certain men from whom their contemporaries do not withhold veneration, although their greatness rests on attributes and achievements which are completely foreign to the aims and ideals of the multitude. One might well be inclined to suppose that after all it is only a minority who appreciate these great men, while the majority cares nothing for them. But the discrepancy between men's opinions and their behaviour is so wide and their desires so many-sided that things are probably not so simple.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617200762
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
08/25/2010
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
0.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

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

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