Monday, June 2, 2008

Freud the comedian

"The diminution of the olfactory stimuli seems itself to be a consequence of man's raising himself from the ground, of his assumption of an upright gait; this made his genitals, which were previously concealed, visible and in need of protection, and so provoked feelings of shame in him."

From Civilization and its Discontents. How would Freud explain the rise of nudist colonies?