Originally published in 1923, this book had enjoyed constant and wide success, being reprinted fourteen times. In this new and thoroughly revised edition, published in 1964, the author has reconsidered his conclusions in the light of modern psychology of the time, and includes many case histories from his long experience as a psychiatrist. The book was important for its insistence that there is no intrinsic conflict between analytical psychotherapy and ordinary moral behaviour.
Table of Contents
1. Introductory 2. The Determinants of Character: the Hereditary Factor: The Environmental Factor 3. Sentiments, Dispositions, and Complexes 4. Complexes 5. Complexes and Conduct: Projection: Temptation and Conscience: Habits 6. ‘Nervous’ Disease, Moral Disease, and Sin 7. Self-Phantasy 8. The Law of Completeness 9. The ‘Organized Self’ 10. The Will 11. Freedom of the Will 12. The Ideal 13. Self-Realization and Happiness 14. Libertinism and Self-Realization 15. Biology and Morality 16. Psychological Development and Self-Realization 17. Individual and Social Morality 18. Individual and Social Conscience 19. The New Morality 20. Evil 21. What is a Neurosis? 22. Therapeutics 23. The Cure 24. Re-Association 25. Sublimation 26. Motives: Selfish and Altruistic 27. Know Thyself, Accept Thyself, Be Thyself. Index