Wartime: Freud's "Timely Thoughts on War and Death"

Samuel Weber

in Targets of Opportunity

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780823224753
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235650 | DOI:
Wartime: Freud's "Timely Thoughts on War and Death"

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This chapter discusses war and death. War is a violent conflict and is typified by extreme aggression. War will not stop as long as people live under diverse conditions of existence. On the other hand, death is a result of a conscious decision, which is neither inevitable nor incalculable and redefined as a function of power: that over life and death.

Keywords: war; death; extreme aggression; conscious decision; life; function of power

Chapter.  7134 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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