Beyond The Pleasure Principle And Other Writings

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BEYOND THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE AND OTHER WRITINGS
by Sigmund Freud
published by Penguin

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In Freud's view we are driven by the desire for pleasure as well as by the desire to avoid pain. But the pursuit of pleasure has never been a simple thing. Pleasure can be a form of fear, a form of memory and a way of avoiding reality. Above all, as these essays show with remarkable eloquence, pleasure is a way in which we repeat ourselves.

The essays collected in this volume explore, in Freud's uniquely subtle and accessible style, the puzzles of pleasure and morality - the enigmas of human development.

- paperback: 320 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9780141184050