Though Freud never makes utopia the subject of any one work, this book is an attempt to tease out Freud's notion of utopia through examination of his group-psychology works such as The Future of an Illusion, Civilization and Its Discontents, Why War? and On the Question of a Weltanschauung. Through tracing out three key blows to human narcissism through scientific advance, it shows the extent to which biological factors impact human psychology and influence the prospect of future human happiness-the triumph of ego over id.
M. Andrew Holowchak teaches philosophy at Rider University.
Introduction Chapter 1: Positively Freud Chapter 2: Religion and Utopia Chapter 3: Philosophy and Utopia Chapter 4: Science and Utopia Chapter 5: The Legitimacy of Psychoanalysis Chapter 6: A Fourth Blow to Human Narcissism