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Absolute Truth and Unbearable Psychic Pain: Psychoanalytic by Allan Frosch

By Allan Frosch

The identify of this publication refers to a selected development of the realm that brooks no uncertainty: 'things are the best way i feel them to be'. there's no opposite direction! this is a genuine strengthen to one's self belief - even if this conviction relies exclusively on our personal strategies or speedy event. whilst a bunch or association proportion a one-dimensional view of the area the experience of conviction takes the shape of a inflexible ideology; and all different views needs to be eliminated.The counterpart to concreteness, or what many check with as desymbolized thinking/experience or factor - displays, is extra summary pondering or "symbolization". Symbolization refers to a method wherein we will meaningfully needless to say an occasion will be checked out from quite a few views. Symbolization makes it attainable to examine issues in an "as if" means instead of as "true" or absolute. it's a approach the place we will be able to view our ideas as gadgets of our concepts. We self-reflect. From a psychoanalytic viewpoint the extra desymbolized individual could be thought of fallacious for psychoanalysis with its emphasis on self-reflection. The authors of this ebook disabuse us of this as they describe their paintings with sufferers who're at risk of concrete considering and adventure. within the bankruptcy at the Bureaucratization of notion and language in teams and organisations we view the results of concreteness on one other point of commentary with its implications for the "absoluteness" of political ideologies.'- Fred Busch, Ph.D., FIPA

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