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Civilization and Its Discontents

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ISBN-10: 0393304515

ISBN-13: 9780393304510

Edition: 2010

Authors: Sigmund Freud, Peter Gay, Christopher Hitchens, James Strachey

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis, simultaneously a theory of personality, a therapy, and an intellectual movement. He was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Freiburg, Moravia, now part of Czechoslovakia, but then a city in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At the age of 4, he moved to Vienna, where he spent nearly his entire life. In 1873 he entered the medical school at the University of Vienna and spent the following eight years pursuing a wide range of studies, including philosophy, in addition to the medical curriculum. After graduating, he worked in several clinics and went to Paris to study under Jean-Martin Charcot, a neurologist who used hypnosis to treat the…    

Peter Gay lives in New York City and Connecticut.