1st Edition

The Person Who Is Me
Contemporary Perspectives on the True and False

ISBN 9781855751309
Published December 30, 1996 by Routledge
116 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

This book focuses on one of D. W. Winnicott's most enduring and resonant formulations, the True and False Self. It is a salutary reminder of Winnicott's capacity as the acclaimed advocate of maternal "holding"—also for sharpness and for the sudden piercing stab of recognition.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Ego distortion in terms of True and False Self -- Hunt the slipper -- Winnicott and Lacan: selfhood versus subjecthood -- The emergence of a sense of Self, or, The development of “I-ness” -- Looking after the Self -- The Self: what is it?

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