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CIVILIZATION AND ITS. DISCONTENTS. By Sigmund Freud. (First published in ). Translated from the German by JAMES STRACHEY. I. It is impossible to. CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS choose an English equivalent, though the French 'malaise? might have served. Freud suggested. Civilization and Its Discontents referred to both.)2 Thus, granting that Nature's loan is life, the Duke's injunction might be paraphrased: For the life nature lends a.
But it is one thing to help individuals advance beyond the narcissistic, paranoid-schizoid position to the reparative position, to develop the capacity for concern, and then to work through the neurotic symptoms and inhibitions accompanying that advance, quite another to achieve such progress on the collective level. Clio's Psyche 21, 3 December But achieving recognition of my inner Nazi or, to vary the metaphor, my inner ISIS executioner is excruciatingly painful, especially if I am a former victim of such aggressors with whom I have become unconsciously identified. Karnac, An abstract significant other, such as God or my theory of the laws of historical development, is as likely to feed my madness as it is to help me overcome it. As we have seen, the superego is formed through identification with the aggressors; instead of retaliating against them I identify with them and turn my aggression against myself. But in recent decades it has become clear that, at least in these respects, Freud got it backwards: