Civilization and Its Discontents (Dover Thrift Editions) by Sigmund Freud Paperback Book

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Rent Civilization and Its Discontents (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author: Sigmund Freud

Format: Quality Paperback, Unabridged-CD, Unabridged-MP3

Publisher: Dover Publications

Published: Aug 2010

Genre: Psychology - Movements - Psychoanalysis

Retail Price: $3.00

Pages: 80

Synopsis

The struggle between the urgencies of instinct and the restrictions of civilization is addressed throughout the works of Sigmund Freud, and in Civilization and Its Discontents the theme is developed with particular richness and depth. This famous study explores the guilt that arises when personal desires clash with social norms, and it examines attempts to reconcile the conflict.
In a sense, such guilt is among civilization's building blocks, keeping aggressive and selfish instincts within bounds. But it can also be a source of great frustration, and Freud examines at length many ways of dealing with guilt, from artistic and scientific pursuits to abuse of drink and drugs. The great psychologist offers revealing insights into the motivation behind human behavior as well as the evolution of many social institutions. This seminal study reveals the struggles to resolve conflicts and cast off guilt as spurs to the growth of civilization and culture.

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