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There’s more than one way to maintain civilization around here.

| May 31, 2006 | 1 Reply
There’s more than one way to maintain civilization around here.

In Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud recognized the many benefits of civilization, including beauty, cleanliness, order and the regulation of social relationships.  For Freud, however, nothing better characterized civilization than “its esteem and encouragement of man’s higher mental activities-his intellectual, scientific and artistic achievements-and the leading role that assigns to ideas and human life.”  […]

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