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Philosophy SIG

We are entering into part VI of our series titled Modernism and the Age of Analysis

The following lectures will be presented;

Freud's Psychology of Human Nature
Sigmund Freud's immensely influential theory rests squarely on his analysis of human nature. We seek to cope with inner turmoil through sublimation of our instincts, but as he says, our coping mechanisms are inadequate, and unhappiness is much easier to obtain than happiness. Freud's conclusions are unquestionably pessimistic and powerfully expressed in his classic text, Civilization and Its Discontents.

Freud's Discontents
According to Marx and Freud, we are suffering from a common malady termed " the alienated split self." They say we can confront the problem of alienation constructively by raising our consciousness. Freud, in particular, perceives society as the collective expression of individual aggression

Southwest Hazard Control, 1953 W. Grant Rd.

This event is sponsored by FreeThought Arizona.

I look forward to another stimulating discussion and socializing over lunch for those who care to imbibe.

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  • Jerry K.

    It was very enjoyable and participants added interest to the lectures. As usual there are differing interpretations and opinions about the philosopher. Seventeen attended the diner for eating and socializing.

    January 6, 2013

  • Jerry K.

    We are entering into a modern era where so many things are changing.Many new technologies are evolving and industries, manufacturing steel,chemicals, household appliances, newspapers, regulations, radio, telivision, movies and two world wars etc have created big changes and analysis of the meaning of life. Come have some enlightenment opportunities and socializing after at lunch.

    December 31, 2012

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