Civilization and Its Discontents

Civilization and Its Discontents

  • Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
  • Author : Sigmund Freud
  • ISBN-10 : 9789387550131
  • Release : 2018-12-29
  • Genre: History
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Civilization and Its Discontents is considered Freud's most brilliant work. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, 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 civilization’s trajectory? This process, argues Freud, is an inherent quality of civilization that instills perpetual feelings of discontent in its citizens. Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction.

Civilization and Its Discontents

Civilization and Its Discontents

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Author : Sigmund Freud
  • ISBN-10 : 0393059952
  • Release : 2005
  • Genre: History
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Presents the eminent Austrian psychoanalyst's views on the irreconcilable antagonism between instinctual drives and the repressive attitudes of civilization.

French Civilization and Its Discontents

French Civilization and Its Discontents

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Author : Tyler Stovall
  • ISBN-10 : 9780739155233
  • Release : 2003-10-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture and French studies in the modern era. Rejecting traditional assimilationist notions of French national identity, contributors to this groundbreaking volume demonstrate how literature, history and other aspects of what is considered French civilization have been shaped by processes of creolization and differentiation.

International Law and its Discontents

International Law and its Discontents

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Author : Barbara Stark
  • ISBN-10 : 9781107047501
  • Release : 2015-04-30
  • Genre: Law
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Brings together international law's most outspoken 'discontents' to expose international law's complicity in the ongoing economic and financial global crises.

Moses and Monotheism

Moses and Monotheism

  • Publisher : Leonardo Paolo Lovari
  • Author : Sigmund Freud
  • ISBN-10 : 9788898301799
  • Release : 2016-11-24
  • Genre: History
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The book consists of three essays and is an extension of Freud’s work on psychoanalytic theory as a means of generating hypotheses about historical events. Freud hypothesizes that Moses was not Hebrew, but actually born into Ancient Egyptian nobility and was probably a follower of Akhenaten, an ancient Egyptian monotheist. Freud contradicts the biblical story of Moses with his own retelling of events, claiming that Moses only led his close followers into freedom during an unstable period in Egyptian history after Akhenaten (ca. 1350 BCE) and that they subsequently killed Moses in rebellion and later combined with another monotheistic tribe in Midian based on a volcanic God, Jahweh. Freud explains that years after the murder of Moses, the rebels regretted their action, thus forming the concept of the Messiah as a hope for the return of Moses as the Saviour of the Israelites. Freud said that the guilt from the murder of Moses is inherited through the generations; this guilt then drives the Jews to religion to make them feel better.

Terrapsychology

Terrapsychology

  • Publisher :
  • Author : Craig Chalquist
  • ISBN-10 : 1882670655
  • Release : 2007
  • Genre: Psychology
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This work develops a new perspective called "terrapsychology" to show us how to listen to recurring symbolic resonances between ourselves and the presence, voice, or soul of places and things which embody the animation of the world.

Barbarism and Its Discontents

Barbarism and Its Discontents

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Author : Maria Boletsi
  • ISBN-10 : 9780804785372
  • Release : 2013-01-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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Barbarism and civilization form one of the oldest and most rigid oppositions in Western history. According to this dichotomy, barbarism functions as the negative standard through which "civilization" fosters its self-definition and superiority by labeling others "barbarians." Since the 1990s, and especially since 9/11, these terms have become increasingly popular in Western political and cultural rhetoric—a rhetoric that divides the world into forces of good and evil. This study intervenes in this recent trend and interrogates contemporary and historical uses of barbarism, arguing that barbarism also has a disruptive, insurgent potential. Boletsi recasts barbarism as a productive concept, finding that it is a common thread in works of literature, art, and theory. By dislodging barbarism from its conventional contexts, this book reclaims barbarism's edge and proposes it as a useful theoretical tool.

Freud and Jung on Religion

Freud and Jung on Religion

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Michael Palmer
  • ISBN-10 : 9781134754922
  • Release : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Psychology
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Michael Palmer provides a detailed account of the theories of religion of both Freud and Jung and sets them side by side for the first time In the first section of the text Dr Palmer analyses Freud's claim that religion is an obsessional neurosis - a psychological illness fuelled by sexual repression. The second section considers Jung's rejection of Freud's theory and his own assertion that it is the absence of religion, not its presence, which leads to neurosis. Freud and Jung on Religion is suitable for general and specialist reader alike, as it assumes no prior knowledge of the theories of Freud or Jung and is an invaluable teaching text.

Deep California

Deep California

  • Publisher : Craig Chalquist, PhD
  • Author : Craig Chalquist
  • ISBN-10 : 9780595514625
  • Release : 2008-06
  • Genre: History
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California has been invaded by three imperial powers: Spain, Mexico, and the United States. Deep California examines in depth the lingering psychological traumas and motifs emanating from that long history of conquest. These unhealed events have not been left in the past: they recur symbolically again and again, growing in intensity as the overbuilt land and its distracted occupiers unconsciously but definitively demonstrate that environmental justice and social justice can no longer be thought of as separate. Pacing crusaders and colonizers from county to county along El Camino Real, Deep California studies the lingering impact of continuous oppression of people and places as images and themes of displacement and exile filter down into architecture, agriculture, politics, art, culture, psychology, and even folklore and dream. Yet within the shadows cast over California also dwell resistance, humor, irony, tragedy, and hope for more heartfelt and soulful connections to this story-rich "land of the sundown sea." "History" is an inadequate term for such a sweeping and deep discovery of how the past informs the present. This work deserves to be read widely by all Californians and Americans, and taken to heart, and the hard lessons applied to all places we inhabit on this stolen land. -Lesley Thomas, author of Flight of the Goose (Far Eastern Press, 2005) "A monumental and much-needed study in depth of the conquest, occupation, traumatization, and animation of the mission cities and counties of coastal California, places which have worked their way into our unsuspecting psyches." -Linda Buzzell, MA, MFT, co-editor of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind (Sierra Club Books, 2009)

Universe  Earth  and Man

Universe Earth and Man

  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Author : Rudolf Steiner
  • ISBN-10 : 0854406069
  • Release : 1987
  • Genre: Religion
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Beginning with ancient Egypt, the pyramids, and sphinxes, and a comparison of that epoch with our own, Steiner surveys a vast mental landscape in symphonic style. He leads us through the kingdoms of nature and the spiritual beings at work within them, the evolution of man in relation to the cosmos, the workings of the spirits of form, the relation among the post-Atlantean epochs, and much more. Through this panoramic survey, we discover how the changed conditions of human consciousness and its path into the future call for a new wisdom.