Civilization and Its Discontents (Sigmund Freud)

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By Sigmund Freud, Christopher Hitchens (Introduction by), James Strachey (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780393304510
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2010

If you only ever read one book by the father of psychoanalysis, make it Civilization and its Discontents! Drawing on elements of Freud's theories from throughout his career, Civilization is most notable for applying psychoanalyic thought to a larger context--namely, "civilized" society. Freud deftly explores why unhappiness is so prominent in modern times, how social groups form and define themselves against others, and the precarious relationship between love (Eros) and death (Thanatos). An incomparable, controversial classic, this new edition includes a great introduction by Christopher Hitchens.


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