"... the origin of a person lies largely in the parents who create and give meaning to the infant-child."
"... one way the parent can do this is by creating, seeing, describing, fashioning the infant into being a particular way so that the parent can undergo an experiencing it is important for the parent to undergo. If the baby is like this, the parent can feel like that."
"A mother is constructing, creating, and building the infant when she describes her infant, when she thinks of her infant and when she talks about her infant..... In any case, in the experiential view, a mother's description goes a long way in constructing her baby, whether or not they are accurate, realistic or unrealistic."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Preface To The Reader
A Case That We know Very Little About
The Origin Of A Person
How Can Philosophy Of Science Be Of Help
In Studying The Origin Of A Person?
Some Pioneering Ideas Preceded
The Experiential Picture Of The Origin of A Person
Why Study The Origin Of A Person
The Experiential Picture Of The Origin Of A Person
After The Origin of A Person, What Changes Ordinarily
Occur Over the Course Of Life?
Some Final Words To The Reader