Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud, James Strachey, Peter Gay

Civilization and Its Discontents

Sigmund Freud, James Strachey, Peter Gay

127 pages first pub 1930 (editions)

nonfiction classics philosophy psychology challenging informative reflective slow-paced


It stands as a brilliant summary of the views on culture from a psychoanalytic perspective that he had been developing since the turn of the century. It is both witness and tribute to the late theory of mind—the so-called structural theory, with i...

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