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Principle

A fundamental, well-settled Rule of Law . A basic truth or undisputed legal doctrine; a given legal proposition that is clear and does not need to be proved.

A principle provides a foundation for the development of other laws and regulations.

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This pleasure principle has been charged by the emergence of the digital realm.
Below: His first record purchase was The Pleasure Principle by Gary Numan.
In Civilisation and its Discontents, Freud observed how disappointing are the gratifications of the naked pleasure principle, and how much sweeter is the 'episodic' pleasure which one has waited for and which one knows cannot last: 'Any prolongation of a situation desired by the pleasure principle produces only a feeling of lukewarm comfort; we are so constituted that we can gain intense pleasure only from the contrast, and only little from the condition itself'.
Freud uses this model in Totem and Taboo (1911-13) and, seven years later, in Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920), once with the representation of the organism "in the shape of an undifferentiated sphere of excitable substance." [1] The true map of the psychic topics, together with some dynamic indications appears in The Ego And The Id (1923) [2] and is also reproduced in New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis (1933).
The death drive is the name for what does not seem to be governed by the pleasure principle. Thwaites claims that the life drives are the tendency of any organism to seek its own death, while the death drives seek to return the organism to a simpler, preanimate state.
That is, one could learn about normal functioning by examining pathological cases (the mind's attempt to heal itself cannot be described in terms of the pleasure principle).
Four of this year's most hotly tipped Welsh acts will be playing; singer-songwriters Cate le Bon, Sweet Baboo, Pontypridd's indie-rock outfit Straight Lines and Wrexham girl-fronted rock group, Polly Mackey and the Pleasure Principle.
PLEASURE PRINCIPLE Ashton Kutcher as Nikki, in Spread.
THU Gary Numan The electro star of the 80s returns to Edinburgh's HMV Picture House to perform album Pleasure Principle in full.
Celebrating the forthcoming re-issue of his debut album The Pleasure Principle, Gary has been providing exclusive gigs to give audiences a taste of what's to come.
We can exclusively reveal he will play Glasgow ABC on Friday, November 29, as part of The Pleasure Principle Tour.
and Cars, as well as three No 1 albums - Replicas, The Pleasure Principle and Telekon.