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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  - david hance - Goodreads

Sigmund Freud's discussion on the neuroses of civilization. In it he argues that neuroticism arises out of a conflict between the unconscious drives and societal restraints. More philosophy than ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nico Battersby - Goodreads

Psychology lectures are famous for dismissing Freud. "Oh" they'll scoff, "Freud was obsessed with sex! Don't even waste your time with him". A strange way to recognize the father of psychoanalysis ... Read full review

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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

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User Review  - Maria Tzoutzopoulou - Goodreads

I will definitely read it again and again! Read full review

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User Review  - Sukanta Hazra - Goodreads

In true Freudian style there was (possibly gratuitous) mention of the breast and killing of father. What followed is an interesting look the interplay between humans and society. The ego, super-ego ... Read full review

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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

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User Review  - Tarik - Goodreads

To read again Read full review

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User Review  - Gamze - Goodreads

There are some parts of the book that really stick to my mind. Of course it's from a different time, but a lot still resonates. Read full review

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