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Review: Beyond the Pleasure Principle

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Reprint 2010 of 1922 edition. BEYOND THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE marked a turning point and a major modification of Freud's previous theoretical approach. Before this essay, Freud was understood to have placed the sexual instinct, Eros, centre stage, in explaining the forces which drive us to act. In 1920, going "beyond" the simple pleasure principle, Freud developed his theory of drives, by adding the ... Read full review

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