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Title Freud and war / edited by Marlène Belilos.
Imprint London : Karnac, 2016.

Subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
War -- Psychological aspects.
Psychoanalysis and culture.
Scientists -- Correspondence.
Alt Name Belilos, Marlène (Psychoanalyst),
Uniform Title Freud et la guerre. English.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 97 pages)
Note Translation. Originally published in French as Freud et la guerre. Paris : M. de Maule, ©2011.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-93) and index.
Summary "During the rise of fascism and anti-Semitism in Germany, Albert Einstein wrote to Sigmund Freud asking the fundamental question: What can be done to liberate humanity from the menace of war? The psychoanalyst replied at length and their exchange of letters (reproduced here) was published in March 1933 under the title Why War?. The book would be included in the book burnings in Berlin on 10th of May that year. Why War? is important in Freud's work because in it he develops a fundamental idea that leads him to conclude that the life and death drives are linked - a thought that he had already entertained in works such as Death and Us (1915), which is also included here. In a terrible irony, Freud dedicated a copy of Why War? to Mussolini, who nonetheless instituted a police investigation of its author. The contributors to this volume explore the reasons underlying the dedication, as well as giving their own reflections on the genesis of war. Contributors include Francois Ansermet, Marlene Belilos, Philippe De Georges, Eugenie Lemoine-Luccioni, Laura Sokolowsky, Mark Solms, and Jean Ziegler"--Provided by publisher.
Contents COVER -- CONTENTS -- ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS -- PREFACE To civilise war -- FOREWORD -- CHAPTER ONE Why war? An exchange of letters between Freud and Einstein -- CHAPTER TWO Investigation of Freud by Italian Fascist embassy officials -- CHAPTER THREE "Wir und der Tod": a previously untranslated version of a paper by Sigmund Freud on the attitude towards death -- Translator's introduction -- Death and us -- Sigmund Freud -- CHAPTER FOUR Freud's dedication on Warum Krieg? -- CHAPTER FIVE War: a core issue for Freud -- CHAPTER SIX Freud's death drive: the paradox of destructiveness -- CHAPTER SEVEN Drift -- APPENDIX I Works by Freud on the subject of death -- APPENDIX II Timeline -- REFERENCES -- INDEX.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781782414797 (electronic book)
1782414797 (electronic book)
9781782203117 (paper)
1782203117 (paper)
OCLC # 941067713
Additional Format Print version: Freud and war. London : Karnac, 2016 9781782203117 (OCoLC)920847029
Print version: Freud et la guerre. Paris : M. de Maule, ©2011 9782876232877 (DLC) 2011524384 (OCoLC)758439809