The Challenge of Being Human

The Challenge of Being Human

by Michael Eigen


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Friday, October 18


Freud wrote that the greatest problem facing humanity is its destructive urge. There is no one factor that solves the issue. The Challenge of Being Human explores tendencies that make us up and capacities that try to meet them. The shock of ourselves is perennial. We are challenged by our own aliveness and a need to open doors as yet unknown. We are not done evolving, growing, learning, feeling, caring. Growth of capacity to tolerate and work with experience is part of our evolutionary challenge. This book seeks to support us in whatever ways we can begin to meet this challenge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782206538
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/10/2018
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Eigen is a psychologist and psychoanalyst. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University (adjunct), USA, and a Senior Member of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. He is the author of books including Toxic Nourishment, The Psychoanalytic Mystic, Feeling Matters and Flames from the Unconscious.

Table of Contents


Chapter One……… Alternate Infinities

Chapter Two ………Psychopathy in Everyday Life

Chapter Three …...Image, Fullness, Void

Chapter Four ……Where Are We Going?

Chapter Five …….Thinking About Squirrels

Chapter Six ………O, Orgasm and Beyond

Chapter Seven ….Just Beginning: Ethics of the Unknown

Chapter Eight ….. Life Kills, Aliveness Kills

Chapter Nine ….. Mini-Moments

Chapter Ten ……. Leaving and the Impossible Place

Chapter Eleven…..Giving It a Try

Chapter Twelve …… Affect Images and States

Chapter Thirteen …… Everything Human, Hidden Sprouts and Psyche Talk

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews