Personal Relations Theory

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Personal Relations Theory presents a new and comprehensive account of Fairbairn's mature theory. Part I provides a thorough overview of Fairbairn's work and its ramifications for our understanding of creativity and the nature of inner reality. Part II covers Fairbairn's relationship to Macmurray and Suttie, and their relevance to realist philosophy, the scientific status of psychoanalysis, attachment theory and the politics of the personal relations viewpoint.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583917817
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham S. Clarke originally studied Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He then moved into Computing and worked at City University, Anglia Polytechnic University and, for the last 20 years, the University of Essex where he is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies.

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Table of Contents

1 Why Fairbairn? 9
2 Fairbairn's model of mind 23
3 Fairbairn's theory and some philosophical interpretations of Freud 56
4 Internal objects and inner reality : Fairbairn and Klein 67
5 Fairbairn's theory of art in the light of his mature model of mind 91
6 The preconscious and psychic change in Fairbairn's model of mind 115
7 Fairbairn, Macmurray and Suttie : towards a personal relations theory 135
8 Fairbairn and macmurray : psychoanalytic studies and critical realism 143
9 The politics of attachment theory and personal relations theory : Fairbairn, Suttie and Bowlby 169
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