Time, Self, and Psychoanalysis

Time, Self, and Psychoanalysis

by William W. Meissner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0765704986

ISBN-13: 9780765704986

Pub. Date: 03/01/2007

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

This book is a study of time, particularly of the nature of subjective time-that is, time as subjectively experienced and lived in contrast with time as measured objectively as, for example, by a clock. The argument first addresses the development of the time experience, its origins in infantile experience, and traces its variations and modifications during the

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This book is a study of time, particularly of the nature of subjective time-that is, time as subjectively experienced and lived in contrast with time as measured objectively as, for example, by a clock. The argument first addresses the development of the time experience, its origins in infantile experience, and traces its variations and modifications during the course of the life cycle. As the life course advances, concerns about and preoccupations with death play an increasingly important role in attitudes toward and involvement in temporally related contexts. The next step is an examination of the phenomenology of time experience itself and its dependence on biorhythms and affective influences. An important aspect of this discussion is the relation between time experience as a conscious phenomenon and the functioning of unconscious determinants of the time experience. This leads to the question: given these conclusions regarding the nature of time experience, what implications can we draw for the understanding of the nature and functioning of the self within psychoanalysis? The book's final section applies these understandings to the analytic process, focusing particularly on the meaning of the time experience in the patient's psychic reality and patterns of enactment around issues of time and time management in the analytic situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765704986
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Meaning of Time Chapter 2 The Subjective Sense of Time: Development Chapter 3 The Subjective Sense of Time: Phenomenology Chapter 4 Time in the Analytic Process Chapter 5 The Lateness Phenomenon Chapter 6 Chronic Lateness and Missing I: The Dilatory Doctor Chapter 7 Chronic Lateness and Missing II: The Late Lawyer Chapter 8 Chronic Lateness and Missing III: Sleeping Beauty Chapter 9 Time and Termination Chapter 10 Time and Technique Chapter 11 The Self in Time Chapter 12 The Self and Time in Analysis

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