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John Russon’s Human Experience draws on central concepts of contemporary European philosophy to develop a novel analysis of the human psyche. Beginning with a study of the nature of perception, embodiment, and memory, Russon investigates the formation of personality through family and social experience. He focuses on the importance of the feedback we receive from others regarding our fundamental worth as persons, and on the way this interpersonal process embeds meaning into our most basic bodily practices: eating, sleeping, sex, and so on. Russon concludes with an original interpretation of neurosis as the habits of bodily practice developed in family interactions that have become the foundation for developed interpersonal life, and proposes a theory of psychological therapy as the development of philosophical insight that responds to these neurotic compulsions.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Part I: The Form of Human Experience
  2. p. 7
  1. 1. Interpretation
  2. pp. 9-20
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  1. 2. Embodiment
  2. pp. 21-34
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  1. 3. Memory
  2. pp. 35-48
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  1. Part II: The Substance of Human Experience
  2. p. 49
  1. 4. Others
  2. pp. 51-74
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  1. 5. Neurosis
  2. pp. 75-122
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  1. Part III: The Process of Human Experience
  2. p. 123
  1. 6. Philosophy
  2. pp. 125-148
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  1. Bibliography
  2. p. 149
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791486757
Related ISBN
9780791457535
MARC Record
OCLC
56406340
Pages
162
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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