Vol. 18 of the Collected Works, besides including the consolidated index to the Collected Works as a whole, contains two substantial supplements: a long and important critique on Freud written in the last weeks of Elias’ life, not previously published in English; and an essay, not previously published in any language, on the anthropologist-philosopher Lucien Levy-Bruhl and the problem of ’the logical unity of humankind’. Both essays fill important gaps in Elias’ work, and deal with common criticisms of his thought.
Norbert Elias, 1897-1990 The Collected Works - Note on editorial policy. SUPPLEMENTS, TWO UNPUBLISHED ESSAYS BY ELIAS - Introduction Elias, Freud and Levy-Bruhl ’Freud’s concept of society and beyond it’, edited by Marc Joly ’Lucien Levy-Bruhl and "the question of the logical unity of humankind’", edited by Katie Liston and Stephen Mennell Bibliography. CONSOLIDATED INDEX TO THE COLLECTED WORKS compiled by Stephen Mennell and Barbara Mennell.