Erik H. Erikson: The Power and Limits of a Vision / Edition 1

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In his continuing quest for what is enduring in psychoanalysis, Paul Roazen turns to Erik H. Erikson, one of the movement's most creative and influential thinkers. Dr. Roazen contends that while Erikson has succeeded in revitalizing the Freudian tradition, "we would repay him poorly as a teacher if we allowed him to be loosely understood or inadequately challenged." This examination of Erikson's contributions - among them the concepts of identity and the life cycle and the discipline of psychohistory - revisits Freud in light of Erikson and Erikson in terms of Freud. Dr. Roazen's dependable scholarship makes for fluent juxtapositions, and the reciprocity enhances our understanding of both visions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765700940
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Series: Master Work Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Freud 1
Ch. 2 The Ego 17
Ch. 3 Society 32
Ch. 4 Post-Freudianism 52
Ch. 5 Psychohistory 73
Ch. 6 Youth and Identity 86
Ch. 7 The Life Cycle 107
Ch. 8 Gandhi's "Nonviolence" 121
Ch. 9 Normality 135
Ch. 10 Morals and Ethics 149
Ch. 11 The Future of Depth Psychology 166
Philosophical Controversy and Freud's Influence 166
The Implications of Psychotherapy 178
Notes 197
Index 284
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