Monday, November 01, 2004

Civilization and its Nincompoop Commentators

Sorry, this is not a fun thing to do in DC. But has anybody else noticed how, in the introduction to "Civilization and its Discontents," Freud says a friend defended religion to him by mentioning the feelings of transcendence, apart from logic, that people directly experience. Freud dubs it the "oceanic feeling," comments that it mystifies him since he has never felt it himself, and then (although he has never felt it!) proceeds to explain how it must simply be a psychological prop caused by ego boundary problems.

That guy was such a jerk!!!!


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