Darwin's worms

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Basic Books,
Pub. Date:
[2000]
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English
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Adam Phillips has been called "the psychotherapist of the floating world" and "the closest thing we have to a philosopher of happiness." His style is epigrammatic; his intelligence, electric.His new book, Darwin's Worms , uses the biographical details of Darwin's and Freud's lives to examine endings--suffering, mortality, extinction, and death. Both Freud and Darwin were interested in how destruction conserves life. They took their inspiration from fossils or from half-remembered dreams. Each told a story that has altered our perception of our lives. For Darwin, Phillips explains, "the story to tell was how species can drift towards extinction; for Freud, the story was how the individual tended to, and tended towards his own death." In each case, it is a death-story that uniquely illuminates the life story.
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9780465056750
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1220L
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subject_facetDarwin, Charles, -- 1809-1882
Freud, Sigmund, -- 1856-1939
Philosophical anthropology
Philosophical anthropology -- History -- 19th century
Philosophical anthropology -- History -- 20th century
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Freud, Sigmund
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Philosophical anthropology