Aldous Huxley – Brave New World

Orwell and Huxley have given us two infamous dystopian visions; the former presents a society controlled through punishment and pain, the latter through pleasure. In Brave New World the founding concept of the utopian community is quickly introduced as “the principle of mass production at last applied to biology”.[1] Henry Ford and his “T-model” are … More Aldous Huxley – Brave New World

Freud – The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

One of Freud’s most notable and earlier works, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life displays the author’s interpretation of human fallibilities through the eyes of his profession. His theories and insights into what unconsciously motivates us to forget names and memories, confuse words, lose objects and experience déjà vu are explained through a littering of colourful … More Freud – The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

Freud – The Future Of An Illusion Religion Is The Universal Neurosis

It is no surprise that Freud’s dissection of everything that rallies under the label “supernatural” appears in the Penguin Books – Great Ideas series which identifies the most significant and influential texts in written history. He carries his objective psychoanalytical approach to religion with a relentless drive for truth that sees him take on God … More Freud – The Future Of An Illusion Religion Is The Universal Neurosis