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The Future of an Illusion by Sigmund Freud (Summary)

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This is my summary of the excellent book, The Future of an Illusion by Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.

Note, my notes are in {braces}, and XX means that I need to verify that Freud actually expressed this idea (in this way).

CHAPTER 1

  • The concept of civilization is associated with a built-up knowledge base about extracting wealth or otherwise useful things from Nature.
  • The concept of civilization is associated with a set of rules for controlling: