Civilization and Its Discontents

Civilization and Its Discontents

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by Sigmund Freud
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393304515

ISBN-13: 9780393304510

Pub. Date: 08/09/2010

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

Freud's seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens. Written in the decade before Freud's death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally

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Freud's seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens. Written in the decade before Freud's death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. 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? Freud's theories on the effect of the knowledge of death on human existence and the birth of art are central to his work. Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only Norton's Standard Edition, under the general editorship of James Strachey, was authorized by Freud himself. This new edition includes both an introduction by the renowned cultural critic and writer Christopher Hitchens as well as Peter Gay's classic biographical note on Freud.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393304510
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/09/2010
Series:
Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
186
Sales rank:
45,284
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

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

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Civilization and Its Discontents 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must say this is a real good book. I mean you best to read his other Standard Edition books to get a better understanding of things if you don't know my=uch on psychology but very easy to understand
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