The Agricultural Revolution (or, as we learned last week, the Quest For More Food) didn’t necessarily bring about the birth of Civilization as a thing, but rather laid the basic groundwork for early humans to figure it out from there. 537 more words
In the late 1800s, when the infamous cigar-smoking Viennese doctor looked around at Victorian-Era Europe, he found one word to describe the particular type of insanity surrounding him—neurosis. 606 more words
“The very progress of civilization under the performance principle has attained a level of productivity at which the social demands upon instinctual energy to be spent in alienated labor could be considerably reduced.