This new title from a distinguished psychoanalyst will inspire both those in the psychoanalytic field and the general reader.
"In this book I attempt to sketch out a ‘psychology of the person’. The definition of ‘person’ implies that no two people, even identical twins, are the same. Although this is obvious, and no sensible person would quarrel with such a view, yet many terms are used that imply that there is a sameness between two or more people. For instance, it is often said that one individual is identified with another which, in ordinary language, means that he or she makes him or herself the same as the other, yet this is an impossibility....So, what is a person? How is a person different from someone who is not a person?….[T]his book set out to answer these questions. I try to formulate a ‘psychology of the person’, which I don’t think has been done.…I hope that one fruit of this book will be to heighten awareness of those theories and models which implicitly imply the banishment of the person."
--The author, from the Introduction
Table of Contents:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CHAPTER ONE: Analysis creating the person
CHAPTER TWO: A creative principle
CHAPTER THREE: Manifestations of the creative principle
CHAPTER FOUR: The creative principle generates the person
CHAPTER FIVE: Person generates person
CHAPTER SIX: Meaning as the subjective experience of unity
CHAPTER SEVEN: Historical determination of problems
CHAPTER EIGHT: Resistance to becoming a person
CHAPTER NINE: That which crushes the personal
CHAPTER TEN: All-inclusive principle
CHAPTER ELEVEN: When all-inclusive principles are diffuse