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Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
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May 20, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: philosophy
Read in January, 2009

Even though not every theory of Freud can be easily understood or even accepted, he has a lot to say about civilization. What I found quite striking was his detailed analysis of freedom, and the tradeoffs we make of it in order to be part of our chosen society. I for one feel there is much to learn here, and recommend this book to all those who wish to pursue the question of who we are, and what we can become as a species.

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