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Elements of self-destruction

Author: Brent Potter
Publisher: London : Karnac, 2013.
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Why are humans, who are motivated by self-preservation, also motivated to engage in behaviors that threaten and even extinguish their existence? The present work has given thought to this question and examined the phenomenon of self-destruction through the perspectives of empirical psychology, psychoanalysis, analytical psychology, as well as existential-phenomenological psychology. The themes included in this book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brent Potter
ISBN: 9781782410676 1782410678
OCLC Number: 828739630
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 186 pages)
Contents: COVER; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; FOREWORD; ABSTRACT Elements of self-destruction; CHAPTER ONE Introduction to the phenomenonof self-destructiveness; CHAPTER TWO Pursuing that which withdraws from us; CHAPTER THREE The emerging consciousness of self-destructiveness in history and psychology; CHAPTER FOUR Bion: the ghosts of abandoned meaning and formless destructiveness; CHAPTER FIVE Heidegger: the eclipse of the sacred and the darkening of the world; CHAPTER SIX Contemporary manifestations of self-destructiveness; CHAPTER SEVEN Conclusion and discussion. CHAPTER EIGHT Limitations and suggestions for future researchREFERENCES; INDEX.
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'Elements of Self-Destruction is a wide-ranging, reader-friendly study of the enigma of self-destructiveness. The study is unique in the literature in its hermeneutic-phenomenological approach to Read more...

 
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