Beyond the Pleasure Principle
This short work by world-renowned psychologist Sigmund Freud marks a major turning point in the author's theoretical approach. Prior to this work Freud's examination of the forces that drive man focused primarily on the Eros of man, the life instinct innate in all humans. In "Beyond the Pleasure Principle" Freud moves beyond these creative and pleasure-seeking impulses to discuss the impact on human psychology of the Thanatos, or death instinct, which Freud describes as "an urge inherent in all organic life to restore an earlier state of things".
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Review: Beyond the Pleasure PrincipleUser Review - Nick - Goodreads
I think people familiar only with the popular image of Freud would be surprised at the pains he takes to make sure his hypotheses are taken as provisional, speculative, in need of further study, etc ... Read full review
Review: Beyond the Pleasure PrincipleUser Review - Phil - Goodreads
I really like Freud, but his books do tend to ramble, which is usually interesting for what it tells us about Freud. But I'm not sure how much I learned about him from this book. He theorizes the ... Read full review