The Future of an Illusion - Sigmund Freud (Penguin Great Ideas)
Religion is the universal neurosis.
This investigation of religion by the greatest psychoanalyst of the twentieth century explores the role faith can take in the life of man, what it can mean to us and why as a species we are inclined towards it.
The book contains two crucial essays by Freud: The Future of an Illusion and Mourning and Melancholia.
This pocket-sized copy of Freud's essays is part of Penguin's series Great Ideas celebrating books that have changed the world, inspired, enlightened and provoked us. It brings together the works of great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilisation and helped make us who we are.