Insight and Responsibility

Insight and Responsibility

by Erik H. Erikson
     
 

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In the six essays contained in this text the author reflects on the ethical implications of psychoanalytical insight.
Among the topics covered are: Freud's discovery that the human mind can only be studied through a partnership between observer and observed; how clinical evidence is made up of a unique mixture of subjective and objective; an observation on

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In the six essays contained in this text the author reflects on the ethical implications of psychoanalytical insight.
Among the topics covered are: Freud's discovery that the human mind can only be studied through a partnership between observer and observed; how clinical evidence is made up of a unique mixture of subjective and objective; an observation on the way issues of identity affect not only individuals but classes of people; and an examination of the links between ego formation and institutions and traditions. Erikson also discusses the origins of ethics and looks at psychiatry as the pragmatic Western version of the universal journey to self-awareness.

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ISBN-13:
9780393312140
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/1994
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
933,574
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

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