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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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FIRMINO, Carlos Eduardo. Happiness and religion in Freud: a critical reading. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.2, pp. 667-684. ISSN 1808-4281.

This paper discusses the relationship established by Freud between religion and happiness. To this end, we will use as primary reference the essay The malaise in culture, published in 1930. In this essay, from the question about the "oceanic feeling", as named by Romain Rolland, Freud insists the supposed happiness available to the believer is the result of a delirious submission process.In exchange for some relief from their suffering, the religious man remains in an eternal infantile position. As a possibility of overcoming such childish neurosis, Freud suggests a kind of "education to reality" in which we would learn to use our energies in this life, making the human society more bearable and consequently the regulations of the culture less oppressive.Finally we will address the religious bet as a resource of happiness. It comes from the believer's desires, as much as the science advocated by Freud. In this sense, we will discuss the plausibility of freudian proposal for education and also if the religion deserves to be rejected as it was by the father of psychoanalysis

Palavras-chave : Freud; religião; felicidade; Freud; religion; happiness.

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