Self, Person, World
Interplay of Conscious and Unconscious in Human Life


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Self, Person, World
Interplay of Conscious and Unconscious in Human Life

by Donald McIntosh (Author)



ISBN: 9780810112179


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This is a survey of human life in its personal, social, and mythic dimensions, drawing on a variety of sources, most notably Freud, Weber, Husserl, and recent work in cognitive and developmental psychology.

Next he describes how people are linked together by largely unconscious identifications that supply the psychological ties holding together all social groups and social organization, which in turn assume a life of their own, evolve, and modify their original unconscious bases. Finally, McIntosh explores the realm of the sacred, which he describes as a kind of "shining through" of the unconscious into the conscious lifeworld. All societies, including our own supposedly secularized age, are pictured as having mythic foundations. Donald McIntosh taught political philosophy and allied subjects for many years at Columbia University, as well as at City College cuny and Smith College. He is the author of The foundations of human society and has published widely in scholarly journals. This book is intended for students and researchers in psychology.


ISBN 810112175
ISBN13 9780810112179
Publisher Northwestern University Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 30/06/1995
Pages 200
Weight (grammes) 375
Published in United States
Height (mm) 234
Width (mm) 156