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Review: Civilization and Its Discontents (The Standard Edition) (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud)

User Review  - Ira Therebel - Goodreads

This is one of Freud's last and most popular essays. He talks about our civilization and how we are sacrificing our individual freedom in order to function as a community which keeps us away from ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents (The Standard Edition) (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud)

User Review  - Priti - Goodreads

Is civilisation any good for human beings? This is the question being discussed in this book by the eminent psychologist, Sigmund Freud. It's a classic work published in 1930 and keeping in mind the ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Anastasia Paveloff - Goodreads

If you want to learn how to write, read Mr. Freud (even in translation). He was a true phenom, with regard to his exquisite idiom and syntax and grammatical constructions. As for the actual content of ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Christian Schwoerke - Goodreads

I had read this book 40 years ago, and my memory of it was that it was a profound book, easy to read and understand, though I only recalled that its conclusion was negative, that there was no ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Bob Nichols - Goodreads

Remove many of the sexual references and Freud provides a fairly good picture about who we are. We seek pleasure (broadly construed, driven by id-like needs). We meet society that tells us we can't ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Arjun Ravichandran - Goodreads

A penetrating (no pun intended) masterpiece of pessimism, by that great seer of the human soul, written in his depressed and fed-up old age. Civilization is always a compromise between our instincts ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents (The Standard Edition) (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud)

User Review  - Ensiform - Goodreads

The Standard Edition, translated, edited and with a brief intro by James Strachey. It's a densely written and rich essay, made up of philosophical musings, not without a few detours, on the state of ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Christian Clarke - Goodreads

This book explains why the average man--someone like you--is always pissed off, as if there is a cauldron of anger boiling just beneath his--and your--clothes. This book explains why you will be ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Emm - Goodreads

Although not a die-hard Freud fan, I must admit that I really enjoyed this essay. The first chapter was by far my favorite, and although my affection for his statements waned somewhere in the middle ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

It's impossible to read "Civilization and Its Discontents" and not come away with the impression that Freud is a genius. His ability to trace out cause and effect in human psychology is unparalleled ... Read full review


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