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Twist of fate : the Moirae in everyday psychology

Author: Brad M Hastings
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From Ancient Greece to contemporary times, themes of fate and destiny have served as a central worldview for many. These compelling ideas have guided those in battle, and provided influence and inspirations for politicians, philosophers, and artists. Despite a pervasive concern with fate, we find that an explicit discussion of this construct is absent from psychological theory. Twist of Fate reconciles contemporary  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brad M Hastings
ISBN: 9780761839347 0761839348
OCLC Number: 185081557
Description: 114 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Twist of fate: An introduction to a classical idea --
Bound by fate: How the unconscious determines our lives --
Daily drumbeats: The rhythms of life --
Eternity: Recurrence and forms --
My genes made me do it, unconsciously! Free will, fatalism, and morality --
What would Freud and Darwin think? Psychoanalysis and evolutionary psychology --
Can people change? Stories, traits, and clinical applications --
Dawn! A new view of the human life.
Responsibility: Brad Hastings.

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"From Ancient Greece to contemporary times, themes of fate and destiny have served as a central worldview for many. These compelling ideas have guided those in battle, and provided influence and inspirations for politicians, philosophers, and artists. Despite a pervasive concern with fate, we find that an explicit discussion of this construct is absent from psychological theory. Twist of Fate reconciles contemporary psychological research with the ancient and frequently held position of fatalism that was common in that era. The Greek mythological history of the "Moirae" (the triad of goddesses known as the "Fates") offers a unique perspective on human beings by illustrating how fate and destiny influence a variety of behaviors such as drug addiction, spirituality, sexual activity, aggression, and other applied psychological topics."--Jacket.

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