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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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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