Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry Into Freud, Volume 120

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Routledge, 1998 - Philosophy - 277 pages
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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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Review: Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud

User Review  - Dana Miranda - Goodreads

Enjoyed the chapters on Phantasy and Utopia as well as The Images of Orpheus and Narcissus. Disagreed with the main sentiments and points made by Marcuse but appreciate the greater insight of how the 'life instincts' of Nietzsche have been interpreted. Read full review

Review: Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud

User Review  - Xiaojie Johan - Goodreads

During my undergraduate days, there was a big fuss made in the liberal arts-side of my college education about Herbert Marcuse, so I read 2 books authored by him. This one was the first one I read and ... Read full review

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