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Course in General Linguistics
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Of Grammatology
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Beyond the Pleasure Principle
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In reasoned progression he outlined core psychoanalytic concepts, such as repression, free association and libido. Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime,…
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Syntactic Structures
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Critique of Judgment
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Communism as a political movement attained global importance after the Bolsheviks toppled the Russian Czar in 1917. After that time the works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, especially the influent…
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