Man's Picture of His World and Three Papers

Author(s) : Roger Money-Kyrle, Editor : Meg Harris Williams

Man's Picture of His World and Three Papers

Book Details

  • Publisher : Harris Meltzer Trust
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 288
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 36352
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782202257
  • ISBN 10 : 1782202250

Reviews and Endorsements

Man’s Picture of His World is an illuminating book by an outstanding thinker. Roger Money-Kyrle throws light on the construction and distortions of our world-model, on the emergence of thinking and of subjective experience. His interest in the cognitive aspect of instinct (instinctive knowledge) and his exploration of the patient’s inhibitions as a product of his misconceptions has profound theoretical and clinical implications. The richness of Money-Kyrle’s psychoanalytic ideas is enhanced by his capacity to bridge different fields of knowledge such as philosophy, aesthetics, ethics and politics. This is a most valuable and enlightening book.’
- Catalina Bronstein, Visiting Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London, and Fellow, British Psychoanalytical Society

‘From the wide range of ideas created by this highly original and very English psychoanalyst those connected with cognitive development stand out. Money-Kyrle describes why “the facts of life” are so difficult for us to accept. These facts are all to do with differences. First, the difference between generations, second, the difference between the sexes, and third, the reality of the passage of time. They are hated because they provoke envy and threaten omnipotence, and a mythology is invented to deny them and to avoid having to face our mortality, and our dependence on others.’
- John Steiner - Psychoanalyst; author, Psychic Retreats and Seeing and Being Seen

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