This book is a theoretical study of many interconnected facets of the social unconscious and the social "part" of the personality. It takes us from what we thought we knew, and knew we thought, to the un-thought and the unknown, which is, indeed, both disturbing and creative.
Series Editor’s Foreword -- Introduction -- Historical Background -- Instinct and psychoanalysis -- Instinct and group analysis -- The Meaning of Nos -- Nos and the social unconscious -- A possible biological metatheory -- Will and nos -- Nos in group analysis -- Phenomenology of the self -- Notes -- Ferenczi’s three main principles -- Attempt at defining nos
Drawing on the seminal ideas of British, European and American group analysts, psychoanalysts, social psychologists and social scientists, the books in this series focus on the study of small and large groups, organisations and other social systems, and on the study of the transpersonal and transgenerational sociality of human nature. NILGA books will be required reading for the members of professional organisations in the field of group analysis, psychoanalysis, and related social sciences. They will be indispensable for the "formation" of students of psychotherapy, whether they are mainly interested in clinical work with patients or in consultancy to teams and organisational clients within the private and public sectors.