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The quest for conscience and the birth of the mind

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This book offers a new perspective on conscience as an as yet unrealized human potential, but a potential toward which human beings are naturally driven. A distinction is made between a "mature" or "healthy" conscience - a "conscience capable of maturation" - and the classical notion of the superego; it also postulates that the two may represent two separate lines of development. Conscience is seen to be inseparable from consciousness; the development of a mature conscience is seen to have its foundation in the development of a true or authentic self, while the classical notion of the superego is viewed as an often pathological manifestation of this natural mental potential. Theological ideas are relevant to any discussion of morality, conscience and guilt. Freud's and Bion's perspectives on religion are closely examined, revealing fundamental differences in their views of the mind. The author incorporates the metaphysical perspective central to Bion's concept of "O" as fundamental to an understanding of the development of a healthy conscience.
Fine condition with minimal signs of previous use.

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Author(s):
Reiner, Annie
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
230x150mm
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1855757052
ISBN-13:
9781855757059
Number of pages:
161
Publisher:
Karnac
Title:
The Quest for Conscience and the Birth of the Mind

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This book offers a new perspective on conscience as an as yet unrealized human potential, but a potential toward which human beings are naturally driven. A distinction is made between a "mature" or "healthy" conscience - a "conscience capable of maturation" - and the classical notion of the superego; it also postulates that the two may represent two separate lines of development. Conscience is seen to be inseparable from consciousness; the development of a mature conscience is seen to have its foundation in the development of a true or authentic self, while the classical notion of the superego is viewed as an often pathological manifestation of this natural mental potential. Theological ideas are relevant to any discussion of morality, conscience and guilt. Freud's and Bion's perspectives on religion are closely examined, revealing fundamental differences in their views of the mind. The author incorporates the metaphysical perspective central to Bion's concept of "O" as fundamental to an understanding of the development of a healthy conscience.
Fine condition with minimal signs of previous use.

Added value:
first edition
Author(s):
Reiner, Annie
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
230x150mm
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1855757052
ISBN-13:
9781855757059
Number of pages:
161
Publisher:
Karnac
Title:
The Quest for Conscience and the Birth of the Mind

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