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    DescriptionReprint of the 1930 American edition. In this seminal book, Sigmund Freud enumerates the fundamental tensions between civilization and the individual. The primary friction stems from the individual's quest for instinctual freedom and civilization's contrary demand for conformity and instinctual repression. Many of humankind's primitive instincts (for example, the desire to kill and the insatiable craving for sexual gratification) are clearly harmful to the well-being of a human community. As a result, civilization creates laws that prohibit killing, rape, and adultery, and it implements severe punishments if such commandments are broken. This process, argues Freud, is an inherent quality of civilization that instills perpetual feelings of discontent in its citizens.


 

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    Title
    Civilization and Its Discontents
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sigmund Freud
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 146
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781891396250
    ISBN 10: 1891396250
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25320
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC E4L: CHI
    BIC subject category V2: JMC
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: JMA
    BISAC V2.8: PSY039000, PSY045000
    Publisher
    Martino Fine Books
    Imprint name
    Martino Fine Books
    Publication date
    18 October 2010