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Beyond the Pleasure Principle, (ebook)

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Beyond the Pleasure Principle
Title
Beyond the Pleasure Principle
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eng
Summary
This controversial 1920 publication marks a turning point in the celebrated philosopher's theoretical approach. Previously, Freud considered most behavior attributable to sexual impulses. In this volume, he expands his theory beyond these creative impulses to discuss the impact on human psychology of the death drive, or "Thanatos," which he defines as "an urge inherent in all organic life to restore an earlier state of things." Beyond the Pleasure Principle is among Freud's most intensely debated works, and the important questions that it raises continue to be widely debated a century later. Rejected by some as a pseudo-biological speculation, the concept of Thanatos was embraced by others and formed a path to subsequent theories concerning the mind's attacks on itself, negative narcissism, and addiction to near-death experiences. The concept also helped link Western psychoanalysis with Eastern perspectives on life and death, making this book essential reading for students of psychology, history, and literature
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Midwest
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1856-1939
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Freud, Sigmund
Dewey number
150.1952
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Dover thrift editions
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  • Pleasure
  • Psychoanalysis
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adult
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Beyond the Pleasure Principle, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780486800714
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11606806
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remote
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11606806
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Beyond the Pleasure Principle, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486800714
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11606806
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11606806
System control number
MWT11606806
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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