The Political Theories of Sigmund Freud Essay by Master Researcher

The Political Theories of Sigmund Freud
Discusses Freud's "Civilization and its Discontents" and "Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis" in a political context.
# 31550 | 1,900 words | 2 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 24, 2003 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Psychology (Freud)

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Freud's impact is usually discussed in terms of our contemporary understanding of the individual and less so, the social. However, it is possible to examine Freud as a political theorist also, in terms of his vision of society and of what can go wrong at the group level. Freud's more political vision of humanity and the mind in a much changed 'modern' age is described towards revealing Freud the political theorist.

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