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Author Potter, Brent.

Title Elements of self-destruction [electronic resource] / Brent Potter.

Imprint London : Karnac, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 186 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents COVER; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; FOREWORD; ABSTRACT Elements of self-destruction; CHAPTER ONE Introduction to the phenomenonof self-destructiveness; CHAPTER TWO Pursuing that which withdraws from us; CHAPTER THREE The emerging consciousness of self-destructiveness in history and psychology; CHAPTER FOUR Bion: the ghosts of abandoned meaning and formless destructiveness; CHAPTER FIVE Heidegger: the eclipse of the sacred and the darkening of the world; CHAPTER SIX Contemporary manifestations of self-destructiveness; CHAPTER SEVEN Conclusion and discussion.
CHAPTER EIGHT Limitations and suggestions for future researchREFERENCES; INDEX.
Summary Why are humans, who are motivated by self-preservation, also motivated to engage in behaviors that threaten and even extinguish their existence? The present work has given thought to this question and examined the phenomenon of self-destruction through the perspectives of empirical psychology, psychoanalysis, analytical psychology, as well as existential-phenomenological psychology. The themes included in this book are: the emerging understanding of self-destructiveness in culture, religion, philosophy, and psychology; Bion's investigation into the self-destructive capacity of the mind; Heideg.
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Subject Self-destructive behavior.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9781780490595
ISBN 9781782410676 (electronic bk.)
1782410678 (electronic bk.)