Self and Others: Selected Works of R D Laing Vol 2: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Self and Others: Selected Works of R D Laing Vol 2

1st Edition

By R D Laing


184 pages

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Originally published in 1961 this book is divided into two parts. In the first Laing critiques the Kleinian view of unconsciou phantasy, as developed by Susan Sutherland Isaacs. He emphasizes the overwhelming presence of social phantasy systems. In Part 2, Laing discusses the extent to which an individual is or is not invested in their own actions, using ideas drawn from Martin Buber and Sartre

Table of Contents

Part 1: Modes of Interpersonal Experience 1. Phantasy and Experience 2. Phantasy and Communication 3. Pretence and Illusion 4. Counterpoint and Experience 5. The Coldness of Death Part 2: Forms of Interpersonal Action 6. Complementary Identity 7. Confirmation and Disconfirmation 8. Collusion 9. False and Untenable Positions 10. Attributions and Injunctions

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Selected Works of R D Laing

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