Beyond the Pleasure Principle by Sigmund Freud

Beyond the Pleasure Principle is a seminal work in which the author introduces his theory of the death drive, arguing that human behavior is driven not only by the instinct to seek pleasure and avoid pain (the pleasure principle), but also by a fundamental, unconscious compulsion towards self-destruction (the death drive). The book is notable for its exploration of traumatic memory and repetition compulsion, as well as for its controversial departure from the author's previous theories of psychoanalysis.

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