Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud

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Routledge, Dec 6, 2012 - Philosophy - 300 pages
In this classic work, Herbert Marcuse takes as his starting point Freud's statement that civilization is based on the permanent subjugation of the human instincts, his reconstruction of the prehistory of mankind - to an interpretation of the basic trends of western civilization, stressing the philosophical and sociological implications.
 

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A re-examination of Freud and an early call to the philosophy of the 1960's. That line may not do this book any favours for, whilst it is a cry for 60's thinking, it is also a studied work. I must ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Under The Rule Of The Reality Principle
9
Beyond The Reality Principle
127
Critique of NeoFreudian Revisionism
238
Index
275
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