Beyond the Pleasure Principle
This short work by world-renowned psychologist Sigmund Freud marks a major turning point in the author's theoretical approach. Prior to this work Freud's examination of the forces that drive man focused primarily on the Eros of man, the life instinct innate in all humans. In "Beyond the Pleasure Principle" Freud moves beyond these creative and pleasure-seeking impulses to discuss the impact on human psychology of the Thanatos, or death instinct, which Freud describes as "an urge inherent in all organic life to restore an earlier state of things".
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Review: Beyond the Pleasure PrincipleUser Review - Clorisu - Goodreads
Takeaway points: 1. "It is clear that in their play children repeat everything that has made a great impression on them in real life, and that in doing so they abreact the strength of the impression ... Read full review
Review: Beyond the Pleasure PrincipleUser Review - Komal Raja - Goodreads
Beyond the Pleasure Principle is an extraordinary tome i came across. Freud has earned reputation of a daring skeptic throughout his life. During his lifetime he was accused of floating subversive ... Read full review