Beyond the Pleasure Principle (German: Jenseits des Lustprinzips) is a 1920 essay by Sigmund Freud that marks a major turning point in his theoretical approach. Previously, Freud attributed most human behavior to the sexual instinct (Eros or libido).With this essay, Freud went "beyond" the simple pleasure principle, developing his drive theory with the addition of the death drive(s Author: Sigmund Freud. In classical Freudian psychoanalytic theory, the death drive (German: Todestrieb) is the drive toward death and self-destruction. It was originally proposed by Sabina Spielrein in her paper "Destruction as the Cause of Coming Into Being" (Die Destruktion als Ursache des Werdens) in 1912, which was then taken up by Sigmund Freud in 1920 in Beyond the Pleasure Principle.
Until Beyond the Pleasure Principle, much of Fred's earlier work was obsessed with sex as the primary trigger for most of the human behavior.In this work, Freud introduces another instigator of human behavior, which he terms Thanatos', which simply means the death drive. In "Beyond the Pleasure principle," Freud introduced the concept of the death drive. Up until now, Freud had asserted that most of human behavior could be attributed to the seeking of pleasure, which allows us to live longer and reproduce (an example of this life drive is the pleasure people obtain from eating, sleeping, having sex, etc.).3.7/5(108).
Beyond the Pleasure Principle Nonfiction > Sigmund Freud > Beyond the Pleasure Principle: Neither the war neuroses nor the traumatic neuroses of peace are as yet fully understood. —II. Sigmund Freud: Beyond the Pleasure Principle Sigmund Freud CONTENTS: Bibliographic Record Editorial Preface by Ernest Jones TRANSLATED BY C. J. M. HUBBACK. pleasure-principle in psychic life also find expression in the hypothesis that there is an attempt on the part of the psychic apparatus to keep the quantity of excitation present as low as possible, or at least constant. This is the same supposition Beyond the Pleasure Principle.