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Then we have organic disease versus the symptom complex of neurosis with no physical determinants but rather we must look for the underlying conflicts ascertained by talking through psychotherapy How do you apply this to a collectivity like a nation Is there a national character in which invariably a nation follows a pre-selected pattern of inherited behavior For instance are the Germans warlike the Russians passive and the Americans beneficent 2 Or must we look to an interdisciplinary approach to assess group dynamics Does Freud help While there is a definition of normality for the individual there is no such standard in judging nation-states or even various cultures Ethnology is the study of different cultures and how their moralities develop The methodology He talks about the structural foundation of the mind--theory of the id ego and superego Then too there is the topography of the mind in the conscious pre-conscious and perception and the unconscious Can we find its physical coordinates No We must infer its existence from uniformity of human behavior If a symptom can be to cured by talking through then its cause might be attributable to unacceptable thoughts--like killing the father by the son to win over his mother The famous Oedipus complex He claims it is a phylogenetic inheritance of the human race It is the incest taboo You simply do not sleep with blood relatives because in-breeding produces undesirable recessive traits and the lack of security The actual crime produces remorse the thought of it guilt and consequent anxiety The books major themes are the sense of guilt an internalized conscience of the society and the familys taboos placed on erotic instincts and the death instinct aggression Guilt arises from aggression and the shame of it We feel a sense of guilt from forbidden deeds committed and also the intent to do
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