Civilization and Its Discontents

Product Number: WEB74142
Released: 02 Oct, 2002
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
ISBN: #9780141919867
Publisher: Penguin
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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?

Author(s): Sigmund Freud
Original Publish Date: 02 Oct, 2002

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Author(s): Sigmund Freud
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
Product Number OB21564
Released: 01 Jun, 2011
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
ISBN: #9781452622637
Author(s): Sigmund Freud
Product Number WEB73062
Released: 01 Dec, 2004
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: #9780141964232

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