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Eros and Civilization: Philosophical Inquiry into Freud Paperback – 1 Dec 1992

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  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; New edition edition (1 Dec. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780807015551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807015551
  • ASIN: 0807015555
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.6 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,406,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A philosophical critique of psychoanalysis that takes psychoanalysis seriously but not as unchallengeable dogma. . . . The most significant general treatment of psychoanalytic theory since Freud himself ceased publication. --Clyde Kluckhohn, The New York Times


Contends that Freud's theory of civilization is substantially sociological, and examines the philosophical and sociological implications of key Freudian concepts, applying them in an interpretation of fundamental aspects and processes of civilization. Bibliogs.

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