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Civilization and its Discontents

Sigmund Freud


PUBLISHED: 22nd October 2014
ISBN: 9780141395890
ANNOTATION:
Considering the incompatibility of civilization and individual happiness, the author focuses on what he perceives to be one of society's greatest dangers; 'civilized' sexual morality, he asks, does repression compromise our chances of happiness?
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PUBLISHED: 22nd October 2014
ISBN: 9780141395890
ANNOTATION:
Considering the incompatibility of civilization and individual happiness, the author focuses on what he perceives to be one of society's greatest dangers; 'civilized' sexual morality, he asks, does repression compromise our chances of happiness?

Annotation

Considering the incompatibility of civilization and individual happiness, the author focuses on what he perceives to be one of society's greatest dangers; 'civilized' sexual morality, he asks, does repression compromise our chances of happiness?

Publisher Description

Freud's epoch-making insights revolutionized our perception of who we are, forming the foundation for psychoanalysis. In Civilization and its Discontents he considers the incompatibility of civilization and individual happiness. Focusing on what he perceives to be one of society's greatest dangers; 'civilized' sexual morality, he asks, does repression compromise our chances of happiness?

Author Biography

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in exile in London in 1939. As a writer and doctor he remains one of the informing voices of the twentieth century.

Product Details

Author
Sigmund Freud
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2014
ISBN-10
0141395893
ISBN-13
9780141395890
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
192
Publication Date
2014-10-22
Series
Penguin Great Ideas