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Elements of Self-Destruction free pdf 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 are: the emerging understanding of self-destructiveness in culture, religion, philosophy, and psychology- Bion's investigation into the self-destructive capacity of the mind- Heidegger's ontology of Being and the Enframing of technology- and identifying and delineating the 'who' who most experiences the impact of human-to-human destructiveness in our contemporary culture.

About Brent Potter

Dr Brent Potter, LMHC, CMHS, MMHS, is a psychotherapist with nineteen years of direct clinical service. He is the Director for the Society for Laingian Studies and the R.D. Laing Institute. He teaches doctoral level courses at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. Brent is the author of numerous articles whose topics include: innovative and effective mental healthcare models, existential-phenomenology, psychoanalysis, the psychotic register of the mind, character and personality disorders, chemical dependency and child/adolescent mental health concerns. He practices and lives in Seattle, WA and Oak Park, CA.

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Author : Brent Potter
Publisher : Karnac Books
Data Published : 01 January 2013
ISBN : 1780490593
EAN : 9781780490595
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 202 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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