Why War? - A Correspondence Between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud


In 1932, Albert Einstein was invited by the League of Nations to address a letter on any subject to any individual. He chose to corresponded with Sigmund Freud on avoiding war.

Einstein maintained the importance of establishing an independent judiciary body to mediate conflicts. Freud agreed with this idea but also felt that 'there is no likelihood of our being able to suppress humanity's aggressive tendencies.'  

To this day, the correspondence on war by two of the greatest thinkers of all time proves prescient and remains indispensable. 

Translated by Stuart Gilbert


Included in this edition:

- Freud's essay "Thoughts for the Times on War and Death'

- Albert Einstein on Peace: 'The 1932 Disarmament Conference' and 'The Danger to Civilization'

- Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud: A Meeting of Great Minds by Ulrich Baer


Publisher: Warbler Press

Published: November 2023

Format: Paperback

Pages: 82

Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.53 x 20.32 cm



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