Civilization and Its Discontent

Sigmund Freud
David Mclintock (Translator)

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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?

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ISBN – 9780141182360
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 04/07/2002
Dimensions – 197mm X 130mm
Categories – Brains and Well-Being

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