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

Civilization and Its Discontents

Sigmund Freud, James Strachey, Peter Gay

nonfiction classics philosophy psychology challenging informative reflective slow-paced

127 pages | first published 1930

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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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