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by Sigmund Freud

Civilization and Its Discontents, which Freud wrote in the summer of 1929, compares "civilized" and "savage" human lives in order to reflect upon the meaning of civilization in general. Like many of his later works, the essay generalizes the psycho-sexual theories that Freud introduced earlier in…

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Posted By abu o #334835 at Aug 30, 2013 10:49 PM

civilization and its discontents can be read as an extented argument for the claim that 'it is hard for [the human being] to be happy in civilization'

Why precisely does Freud believe that civilization poses insuperable obstacles to human happiness? Does this imply, for Freud, we would be happier without civilization? Why?

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Posted By virgen g #335283 at Sep 30, 2013 3:37 PM

What is the subject of Usher's research?

EDGAR ALLAN POE - "The Fall of the House of Usher"

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Posted By frederick p #300817 at Feb 08, 2013 11:25 AM

According to Freud where is destructive behavior evident today?

Considering the fact that humans have a drive towards self-destruction.

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Posted By kevin s #185089 at May 12, 2011 9:53 AM

How would you answer the questions below based on the book Civilizations and its discontents?

What is social life?
What is the difference between traditional and modern life?
How does the change into modern life come about?
What are the problems and advantages associated with modern life?
How can these problems be solved?
What is power?
How do these authors understand the role of the division of labor in society?

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