Sandra Jobson Darroch sjd at cybersydney.com.au
Thu Jun 7 17:21:39 AEST 2018

          Blackheath Philosophy Forum 7 - Sat 16 June


    Disillusioned about human nature after the Great War, Freud amended
    his theory that we are primarily motivated by sexual desires,
    proposing that we are equally motivated by aggression and desires
    for destruction. Although an admirer of civilization, Freud realizes
    it is not an expression of human inherent goodness, but rather a
    system of control, keeping violence at bay – with partial success.
    Civilization protects us from ourselves, but also causes us constant
    frustration, unhappiness, and neurosis. In this talk our speaker
    will present Freud’s main ideas in his celebrated and relevant book
    'Civilization and its Discontents'.

    *Talia Morag
    Adjunct Fellow at the University of Western Sydney. Her specialties
    include the philosophical foundations of psychoanalysis.

    *Date:*  Saturday June 16

    *Time:* 4pm-6pm

    *Place:* The Blackheath Philosophy Forum meets at the Hall at the
    Blackheath Neighbourhood Centre, cnr Gardiner Crescent & the Great
    Western Highway, (entrance at back of Hall) 4pm-6pm, followed by
    informal discussion at a nearby pub.Admission $10 includes a big
    afternoon tea before question time. Hall is heated.All welcome!

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