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Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Katie Dusold-Harkreader - Goodreads

Excellent book. Lots of technical language; not written for the layman. Also, several of the ideas discussed in this book are dated and have been disproven since its writing. Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

I'd give this 4 stars for the classic that it is, but 3 for my enjoyment of it. As Freud writes in the book, he knew what he was writing was revolutionary for its time but would eventually be taken as ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - André Bueno - Goodreads

OVERVIEW Civilization and its Discontents spells out Sigmund Freud's theory that civilization itself is the main source of unhappiness. By inhibiting their natural instincts, civilization drives ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Jackie - Goodreads

Hard to read and disturbing theories. I couldn't help but wonder what Freud was smoking. Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Jeffrey Bumiller - Goodreads

As much as this book is very enjoyable to read, I jsut can't get past some of the more ridiculous aspects. Freud barely even attempts to define civilization, a phenomenon which is so ubiquitous and ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Luke - Goodreads

Not much for answers, a smattering of cautious and cautionary analysis. Freud definitely comes around to the view that humanity has a destructive instinct at heart, tempered in society by self-guilt ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Emmanuel Sibanda - Goodreads

Basically about what makes us happy. Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - David - Goodreads

"This, written in 1930, on the eve of destruction as it were, is a summary of Freud's beliefs, the potted essence of his system as applied to the broad picture. Those who decry the Freudian technique ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Lotz - Goodreads

There's something unbelievable about Freud. If he was some ancient Greek or Medieval thinker, his ideas might not seem as strange. But the man was a contemporary of Albert Einstein, John Maynard ... Read full review

Review: Civilization and Its Discontents

User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

In the first chapter Freud begins by pondering the source of religious feelings, that is, a sense of expansiveness, limitless, connectedness where the boundary between the ego and the external world ... Read full review


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