Civilization and Its Discontents (The International Psycho-Analytical Library, No. 17)

By: Freud, Sigmund; Riviere, Joan (Translator)

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First English translation. No jacket. Rear board bumped, stain on frontispiece edge, pencil name on front free endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. 144 pp. Civilization and Its Discontents is considered Freud's most brilliant work. We all know that living in civilized groups means sacrificing a degree of personal interest, but couldn't you argue that it in fact creates the conditions for our happiness? It seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilizations trajectory? Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction.

Title: Civilization and Its Discontents (The International Psycho-Analytical Library, No. 17)

Author: Freud, Sigmund; Riviere, Joan (Translator)

Categories: Psychology, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First English Language Edition

Publisher: London, The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-analysis: 1930

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2306133

Keywords: SIGMUND FREUD PSYCHOLOGY PSYCHO-ANALYSIS,