A Sense of Guilt

Author: Andrea Newman

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911420399

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4139

A deliciously dark and powerful novel about secrets, lies and risking it all, that will have you hooked from the first page For the ultimate betrayal, will they pay the ultimate price? Felix Cramer has it all: a glittering career as a bestselling author, fame, money, and a devoted wife, Elizabeth. But what he desperately craves is excitement, usually in the form of extravagant affairs. Gripped by the feeling that his best days are behind him, Felix becomes captivated by the one person he should never have: Sally, his best friend’s step-daughter. When she attempts to seduce him, Felix succumbs to his desires. Despite his infidelity, Felix adores his wife. He cannot imagine life without Elizabeth by his side. But nothing stays secret forever. When Sally realises she might be pregnant it seems inevitable that the affair will be discovered. If the truth is revealed, it could shatter the lives of all involved. For Felix, Sally, and those they love most, the price may be higher than they could ever imagine... A Sense of Guilt is a tense and gripping suspense novel with a compelling cast of characters, perfect for fans of Peter Swanson and Liane Moriarty. Originally published in 1988, and adapted into a popular BBC series, it is widely acknowledged as an elegant and influential precursor to the modern psychological thriller. ‘From the first toe-tingling sentence... I couldn’t put this bulky, breathless, beanfeast of a novel down... those who enjoy a good juicy, meaty, passion-packed read will love it.’ Daily Mail ‘She really is a tremendous writer. Newman has the knack of conveying compassion for the hopeless prisoners of love, while at the same time showing quite clearly the damage they do’ Sunday Express
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A Dark Trace

Sigmund Freud on the Sense of Guilt

Author: Herman Westerink

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9058677540

Category: Psychology

Page: 319

View: 1081

Figures of the Unconscious, No. 8Sigmund Freud, in his search for the origins of the sense of guilt in individual life and culture, regularly speaks of "reading a dark trace," thus referring to the Oedipus myth as a myth about the problem of human guilt. In Freud's view, this sense of guilt is a trace, a path, that leads deep into the individual's mental state, into childhood memories, and into the prehistory of culture and religion. Herman Westerink follows this trace and analyzes Freud's thought on the sense of guilt as a central issue in his work, from the earliest studies on the moral and "guilty" characters of the hysterics, via later complex differentiations within the concept of the sense of guilt, and finally to Freud's conception of civilization's discontents and Jewish sense of guilt. The sense of guilt is a key issue in Freudian psychoanalysis, not only in relation to other key concepts in psychoanalytic theory but also in relation to Freud's debates with other psychoanalysts, including Carl Jung and Melanie Klein.
Posted in Psychology

Writings on Art and Literature

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729734

Category: Art

Page: 290

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Despite Freud's enormous influence on twentieth-century interpretations of the humanities, there has never before been in English a complete collection of his writings on art and literature. These fourteen essays cover the entire range of his work on these subjects, in chronological order beginning with his first published analysis of a work of literature, the 1907 "Delusion and Dreams in Jensen's Gradiva" and concluding with the 1940 posthumous publication of "Medusa's Head." Many of the essays included in this collection have been crucial in contemporary literary and art criticism and theory. Among the subjects Freud engages are Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, and Macbeth, Goethe's Dichtung und Wahrheit, Michelangelo's Moses, E. T. A. Hoffman's "The Sand Man," Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, fairy tales, the effect of and the meaning of beauty, mythology, and the games of aestheticization. All texts are drawn from The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, edited by James Strachey. The volume includes the notes prepared for that edition by the editor. In addition to the writings on Jensen's Gradiva and Medusa, the essays are: "Psychopathic Characters on the Stage," "The Antithetical Meaning of Primal Words," "The Occurrence in Dreams of Material from Fairy Tales," "The Theme of the Three Caskets," "The Moses of Michelangelo," "Some Character Types Met with in Psycho-analytic Work," "On Transience," "A Mythological Parallel to a Visual Obsession," "A Childhood Recollection from Dichtung und Wahrheit," "The Uncanny," "Dostoevsky and Parricide," and "The Goethe Prize."
Posted in Art

The Sources of Moral Agency

Essays in Moral Psychology and Freudian Theory

Author: John Deigh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521556224

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

View: 5672

These essays are concerned with the psychology of moral agency, focusing on moral feelings and moral motivation.
Posted in Philosophy

The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment

Studies in the Theory of Emotional Development

Author: Donald Woods Winnicott

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9780946439843

Category: Psychology

Page: 295

View: 2617

The collection of papers that forms The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment brings together Dr. Winnicott's published and unpublished papers on psychoanalysis and child development during the period 1957-1963. It has, as its main theme, the carrying back of the application of Freud's theories to infancy. Freud showed that psycho-neurosis has its point of origin in the interpersonal relationships of the first maturity, belonging to the toddler age. Dr Winnicott explores the idea that mental health disorders relate to failures of development in infancy. Without denying the importance of inheritance, he has developed the theory that schizophrenic illness shows up as the negative of processes that can be traced in detail as the positive processes of maturation in infancy and early childhood.
Posted in Psychology


Political and Social Thought

Author: Paul Roazen

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412823999

Category: Psychology

Page: 331

View: 9165

Sigmund Freud had broad ambitions about what psychoanalysis could add to human thought. But Freutfs own writings have rarely been assessed within the perspective of political philosophy. Political theorists will find in the school Freud established a rich storehouse of ideas. For us to link up with what Freud was saying means to join in the great conversation about what the ends of the just society should be, as well as what a fully developed person might be like. Written more than twenty years ago, the central interpretive theses found in "Freud: Political and Social Thought "still ring true. In his new introduction to this classic text, Paul Roazen contends that today, from the point of view of intellectual history, Freud looms as a subject in an even larger way than he did back in the 1960s. His thinking has impinged, for good or ill, on how we think about character and the nature of human impulses. Privacy itself has been affected, so much so that political candidates now feel free to use intimate material from private life for manipulative public purposes. Yet after all this time political scientists remain reluctant to entertain the need to explore the psychological dimension of all political events. Without reducing politics to psychoanalysis, or inflating psychological categories to embrace all of politics, Roazen provides an introductory look at the field of psychoanalysis. By bringing together the different disciplines of psychology and politics he breaks through parochialism. Roazen is no advocate for psychoanalysis, but believes that analysts have as much to learn from social science as the other way around. This volume is proof that at its best political theory has to be inherently interdisciplinary. As such, this volume will be of interest to intellectual historians, psychoanalysts, and political theorists.
Posted in Psychology

Phänomenologie und Gewalt

Author: Harun Maye

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826028502

Category: Phenomenology

Page: 280

View: 4800

Posted in Phenomenology

The Sense of Semblance

Philosophical Analyses of Holocaust Art

Author: Henry W. Pickford

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 082324542X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 1789

Holocaust artworks intuitively must fulfill at least two criteria: artistic (lest they be merely historical documents) and historical (lest they distort the Holocaust or become merely artworks). The Sense of Semblance locates this problematic within philosophical aesthetics, as a version of the conflict between aesthetic autonomy and heteronomy, and argues that Adorno's dialectic of aesthetic semblance describes the normative demand that artworks maintain a dynamic tension between the two. The Sense of Semblance aims to move beyond familiar debates surrounding postmodernism by demonstrating the usefulness of contemporary theories of meaning and understanding, including those from the analytic tradition. Pickford shows how the causal theory of names, the philosophy of tacit knowledge, the analytic philosophy of quotation, Sartre's theory of the imaginary, the epistemology of testimony, and Walter Benjamin's dialectical image can help explicate how individual artworks fulfill artistic and historical desiderata. In close readings of Celan's poetry, Holocaust memorials in Berlin, the quotational artist Heimrad Backer, Claude Lanzmann's film Shoah, and Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus, Pickford offers interpretations that, in their precision, specificity, and clarity, inaugurate a dialogue between contemporary analytic philosophy and contemporary art. The Sense of Semblance is the first book to incorporate contemporary analytic philosophy in interpretations of art and architecture, literature, and film about the Holocaust.
Posted in Literary Criticism

A Theology of Christian Counseling

More Than Redemption

Author: Jay E. Adams

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310877083

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 9815

A Theology of Christian Counseling connects biblical doctrine with practical living. Salvation, that central concern of Protestant theology, is often too narrowly defined. It is thought of as “being saved from the consequences of sin.” But God is doing much more. He is making something new out of the old sinful nature. He is, in Christ, making new creatures.“No counseling system that is based on some other foundation can begin to offer what Christian counseling offers. . . . No matter what the problem is, no matter how greatly sin has abounded, the Christian counselor’s stance is struck by the far-more-abounding nature of the grace of Jesus Christ in redemption. What a difference this makes in counseling!”In this book the reader will gain an insight into the rich theological framework that supports and directs a biblical approach to counseling. And the connection between solid theology and practical application will become compelling. This book is one-of-a-kind.
Posted in Religion

Socialization for Achievement

Essays on the Cultural Psychology of the Japanese

Author: George A. De Vos

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520028937

Category: History

Page: 597

View: 3782

Posted in History

The Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma

Author: Gilbert Reyes,Jon D. Elhai,Julian D. Ford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470447486

Category: Psychology

Page: 752

View: 464

The Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma is the only authoritative reference on the scientific evidence, clinical practice guidelines, and social issues addressed within the field of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. Edited by the leading experts in the field, you will turn to this definitive reference work again and again for complete coverage of psychological trauma, PTSD, evidence-based and standard treatments, as well as controversial topics including EMDR, virtual reality therapy, and much more.
Posted in Psychology

A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis

Author: Andrew Samuels,Bani Shorter,Fred Plaut

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113585615X

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 6382

The language of Jung's writings, and of analytical psychology generally, is sometimes difficult to understand. This guide, in dictionary format, combines scholarship and historical accuracy with a stimulating, critical attitude.
Posted in Psychology

The Legacy of Guilt

A Life of Thomas Kendall

Author: Judith Binney

Publisher: Bridget Williams Books

ISBN: 1877242330

Category: Maori (New Zealand people)

Page: 264

View: 2820

Thomas Kendall was sent as a missionary to New Zealand in 1814 to civilize and convert the 'heathens', but was himself almost converted to the ideas of those whom he had come to save. Judith Binney's fascinating account of his life has been updated with an introduction that provides a contemporary perspective.
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Revenge, Remorse and Responsibility After Freud

Author: Roberto Speziale-Bagliacca

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135444307

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 4754

Guilt is an original, closely argued examination of the opposition between guilty man and tragic man. Starting from the scientific and speculative writings of Freud and the major pioneers of psychoanalysis to whom we owe the first studies of this complex question, Roberto Speziale-Bagliacca goes on to focus on the debate between Klein and Winnicott in an enlightened attempt to remove blame and the sense of guilt from religion, morality and law. Drawing on an impressive range of sources - literary, historical and philosophical - and illustrated by studies of composers, thinkers and writers as diverse as Mozart and Chuang Tzu, Shakespeare and Woody Allen, Guilt covers a range of topics including the concept of guilt used within the law, and the analyst's contribution to the client's sense of guilt. Previously unavailable in English, this book deserves to be read not only by psychoanalysts, philosophers. scholars and forensic psychiatrists interested in the theory of justice, but also be the ordinary educated reader.
Posted in Philosophy

Advanced Health and Social Care

Author: Neil Moonie

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435455897

Category: Medical care

Page: 498

View: 3260

This student textbook matches the mandatory units and key skills of the GNVQ in Health and Social Care qualification, advanced level. This revised edition contains information on key areas. Chapters and sub-chapters match the headings in the AVCE specifications, to ensure students find their way easily through the book. Every chapter contains case studies about real organizations, so that students can see how the theory they are learning is used every day in the real world.
Posted in Medical care

Confessions of Guilt

From Torture to Miranda and Beyond

Author: George C. Thomas III,Richard A. Leo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199939063

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 4082

How did the United States, a nation known for protecting the "right to remain silent" become notorious for condoning and using controversial tactics like water boarding and extraordinary rendition to extract information? What forces determine the laws that define acceptable interrogation techniques and how do they shift so quickly from one extreme to another? In Confessions of Guilt, esteemed scholars George C. Thomas III and Richard A. Leo tell the story of how, over the centuries, the law of interrogation has moved from indifference about extreme force to concern over the slightest pressure, and back again. The history of interrogation in the Anglo-American world, they reveal, has been a swinging pendulum rather than a gradual continuum of violence. Exploring a realist explanation of this pattern, Thomas and Leo demonstrate that the law of interrogation and the process of its enforcement are both inherently unstable and highly dependent on the perceived levels of threat felt by a society. Laws react to fear, they argue, and none more so than those that govern the treatment of suspected criminals. From England of the late eighteenth century to America at the dawn of the twenty-first, Confessions of Guilt traces the disturbing yet fascinating history of interrogation practices, new and old, and the laws that govern them. Thomas and Leo expertly explain the social dynamics that underpin the continual transformation of interrogation law and practice and look critically forward to what their future might hold.
Posted in Law

Moral Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 4)

Author: Norman J. Bull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135171386

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 3496

A companion volume to Moral Judgement from Childhood to Adolescence specially written for teachers and students of education. This volume includes analysis of the broad stages in the developmental pattern; of the key variables that must shape it, and of their function in moral judgement; and of the principles that must lie behind a moral education that has autonomy as its goal.
Posted in Education

Sacred Game

The Role of the Sacred in the Genesis of Modern Literary Fiction

Author: Cesareo Bandera

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271042053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 7047

Posted in Literary Criticism

Death in Classic and Contemporary Film

Fade to Black

Author: D. Sullivan,J. Greenberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137276894

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

View: 7452

Mortality is a recurrent theme in films across genres, periods, nations, and directors. This book brings together an accomplished set of authors with backgrounds in film analysis, psychology, and philosophy to examine how the knowledge of death, the fear of our mortality, and the ways people cope with mortality are represented in cinema.
Posted in Performing Arts