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Unformatted text preview: Ryan O’Hearn Monday Questions January 13, 2008 1. What instinctual gratifications need to be repressed/suppressed as civilization progresses? (For example, see footnote 1, page 54) Like a dog, man doesn’t find himself disgusting or repulsive, only others do. And for civilization to progress people need to be considerate of others and not just themselves. 2. On pages 42 – 45, Freud describes the advancement of technology. How does this vision compare to Wells’s in Things to Come? That people like to make progress and never stop. There is never a point of no return when going into the future, there is only the future. 3. What does Freud think about Communism? (pages 70-71) He believes that it is a good system in theory but that it will never work in practice because of the way the human mind works. They want to be better than one another, and communism of the way the human mind works....
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- Winter '07
- Psychology, Thought, human mind