DeWitt Publications

Here at DeWitt Publications our mission is to produce books that inspire the reader to think beyond the words of the text. The majority of our works of literature reflect the themes of Journey, self and others, community, and Faith with various philosophical and psychological view points.

“The advent of the Christian God, as the maximum god attained so far, was therefore accompanied by the maximum feeling of guilty indebtedness on earth.” On the Genealogy of Morals is composed of three essays written by Friedrich Nietzsche. In this work Nietzsche takes a look at not only the origin of, but the meaning behind our different moral concepts such as; ‘Good and Evil’ vs. ‘Good and Bad’, guilt and bad conscience, and the meaning behind ascetic ideas. Through tracing the origins of these moral concepts Nietzsche explains where they come from and what they mean. “Found it complex, confusing, mind blowing, and extremely important. It gets to the bottom of one of civilization toughest questions, in the origin of our morals.” “Nietzsche is very thought provoking yet skeptical in this outspoken work on where morals originate.”
Civilization and its Discontents “It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.” Civilization and its Discontents is Sigmund Freud ranting about his structural theory that civilization itself is the cause of unhappiness. He explains that civilized humans must restrain their natural and animalistic instincts, which cause them to feel guilt, and in turn they become unhappy. Freud uses ideas from some of his previous works to study how the source of guilt, love, and death affect human instincts. He suggests that both civilization and a person as an individual develop in similar ways and it is possible for not only a person to become neurotic but the civilization as well. “An eye-opening look into why the everyday is always angry, a masterpiece of pessimism.” “A clichéd outlook. "Civilization: Can't live with it. Can't live without it" Freud explains there's an inherent need for order and "civilization" but those same conventions and rules can create discontent and unhappiness. I'm left wondering if this is why the field of psychology is a profitable profession, you can always turn a positive into a negative and vice versa it's just how you spin it.”
Genesis “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Genesis: The book of beginnings. In the first book of the old testament we learn about God's role in the creation of man, the universe and everything in it. We observe the beginning of sin with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and the first repercussions for disobeying God. We experience God's wrath and anger about the evil and corruption in the world when he destroys everything by flood but then witness his redemption of man with the rebirth of a nation. God reveals himself as the all powerful but loving ruler of all mankind throughout the stories of struggle and triumph of the great men in the old testament from Adam to Joseph. Freud: “The beginning of the "death drive" God created man and everything in existence but also tempted man and gave him the ability to destroy it all.” “A thought-provoking book through the discussion of the afterlife and God’s powerful ways.”
Fifteen Million Merits Bing is a young man living a monotonous and tedious life in a very confined, technologically obsessed future world. Discontent with seeing lives wasting away Bing tries to help Abi, a girl who captures his heart, escape to a better life (being on TV rather then powering the tvs). His attempt backfires so he does whatever he can to prove a point by throwing a fit on tv, but instead of changing anything for the way the world has become the "powers that be" capitalize on his outburst and he is now subjected to putting on these rants continuously for entertainment. “A horrifying, pessimistic portrayal of how society is driven by technology. Obsession with "screens" (tv, computers, iphones) has created a world where we eat, sleep and work revolving around entertainment and technology.” “A depressing saga where you are lead to believe this young man is standing up against society and rebelling to make a change until the last moments when you are left to wonder if he too has sold out or has he just given up the fight and accepted there is no hope for the world just slightly better living arrangements.”
Epic of Gilgamesh “Enkidu, . . . your mother is a gazelle, and . . . your father who created you, a wild ass. [You were] raised by creatures with tails, and by the animals of the wilderness, with all its breadth. “ The Epic of Gilgamesh is a tale of the great king of Urak, Gilgamesh. He was a totalitarian leader until the gods heard the city people’s prayers and created a twin for Gilgamesh. Follow these two hero’s on their ambitious journeys from the Great Cedar Forest to the distant land of Urshanabi in their constant search fame and power. “The oldest Work of literature known to man. Shows how every ying has its yang in a quest for everlasting life, glory , and power.” Sigmund Freud: “Gilgamesh is a prime example of using aggressive behavior to fulfill an internal desire of self validation at any cost even violence.”
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