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Faces in a Cloud : Intersubjectivity in Personality Theory - George E. Atwood

Faces in a Cloud

Intersubjectivity in Personality Theory

By: George E. Atwood (Editor), Robert D. Stolorow (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780765702005
Number Of Pages: 224

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This is an important work, both for the psychology of personality and for psychoanalytic theory. The authors establish a broad, 'decentered' perspective . . . whose purpose is to integrate various theories of personality by acknowledging their inevitable subjectivity, and then using that subjectivity to demarcate the limits of each theory. They provide fascinating psychobiographical case studies of Freud, Jung, Reich, and Rank, in which they demonstrate the relation between the internal world of each author and the major preoccupations and motivational principles of each theory. They convincingly argue that the broad metapsychological abstractions in each theory are defensive or reparative reifications of the internal psychodynamics of each theorist. This book raises important issues and questions for readers at all levels.--Stephen A. Mitchell, Ph.D. "Library Journal "

Preface
Personality Theory and Subjectivityp. 1
The Observer is the Observedp. 5
Subjectivity and Validity
The Psychology and Sociology of Knowledge
Decentering in the Genesis of Knowledge
Attempted Circumventions of Subjectivityp. 17
Behaviorism
Methodological Objectivism
Phenomenology
The Case Study Methodp. 27
Structures of the Subjective World
Sigmund Freudp. 35
Ambivalence in Freud's Lifep. 38
Earliest Experiences
Adult Relationshipsp. 45
The Defensive-Restitutive Function of Freud's Theoriesp. 53
Summary and Conclusionsp. 59
Carl Jungp. 61
The Subjective World in Jung's Theoryp. 66
The Collective Unconscious and Archetypes
Self-Dissolution
The Disunited Man
Individuation
The Psychological Origins of Jung's Theoryp. 83
The Genesis of the Secret
Critical Formative Experiences
The Subjectivity of Jung's Theories
Summary and Conclusionsp. 100
Wilhelm Reichp. 101
Thematic Structure of Reich's Worksp. 104
Character Analysis and Orgastic Potency
Political Thought
Biological Research and the Treatment of Cancer
Unidentified Flying Objects
A Pivotal Childhood Traumap. 111
Further Aspects of Reich's Life and Thoughtp. 117
Images of History, Civilization, and Nature
Summary and Conclusionsp. 124
Otto Rankp. 125
Rank's Workp. 128
The Birth Trauma
The Hero
The Double
The Will
Narcissistic Love
Sexual Dread and Self-Dissolution
The Artist
Rank's Lifep. 145
Evidence of Narcissistic Disturbance
Childhood Traumata
Reparative Trends
The Subjectivity of Rank's Theories
Summary and Conclusionsp. 163
From the Subjectivity of Theory to a Theory of Intersubjectivityp. 165
Critiques of Psychoanalytic Metapsychologyp. 168
Metapsychology and the Subjective Worldp. 173
Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and the Theory of Intersubjectivityp. 176
The Unconscious
Analysis of Transference
Metapsychology, Metaphysics, and Intersubjectivityp. 185
The Self
The Mind and the Body
The Real
The Subjectivity of Intersubjectivity Theory
Referencesp. 191
Indexp. 201
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780765702005
ISBN-10: 0765702002
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: JASON ARONSON INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34

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