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Man in search of himself

Jean Emile Charon

Man in search of himself

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Published by Allen and Unwin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translation of "L"homme à sa découverte", Paris: Editions duSeuil, 1963.

Statementtranslated from the French by J.E.Anderson.
The Physical Object
Pagination210p.,ill.,23cm
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21845363M

But often individual difficulties are symptomatic of epidemics at large. He was soon lost. Copy to Clipboard. The role of religion and culture is another recurring theme. The starting place is self-awareness.

Rollo May and greater 'context' within life's dynamic. Copy to Clipboard. Overall, the book is easy to understand and his insights are straightforward with brutal honesty. And while the latter-day influence of science and reason is both momentous and pervasive, in expelling such "absurdities" as witchcraft, we also expelled our connection with imagination, wonder, and mystery, throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

May is no lightweight intellectual. After viewing the controversial exhibit, The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, he left the following in the comment book: "A perverse, historically inaccurate, destructive exhibit. Despite the fact that he served as director of the Smithsonian National Museum of History and Technologyhe was a sharp critic of what he perceived as the institution's growing political correctness. Yet, in reality, there was an opportunity and a challenge. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfil the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual. Those who know how close the connection is between the state of mind of a man — his courage and hope, or lack of them — and the state of immunity of his body will understand that the sudden loss of hope and courage can have a deadly effect.


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It is a focused look at what we must do to live life optimally by stripping away many of our attachments.

Man's Search for Himself

Man's Search for Himself is an illuminating view of our predicament in an age of overwhelming anxieties and gives guidance on how to choose, judge, and act during such times. In the twilight of religion, we inherit our values from long anonymous men while the vitality of their traditions is lost to us.

May is no lightweight intellectual. Langer finds Frankl's promotion of his logotherapy ideology, the problematic subtext, the tone of self-aggrandizement and general inhumane sense of studying-detachment with which Frankl appears to have treated the victims of the holocaust, as all deeply problematic.

May is unbelievably good at times. We are raised to control our "uncivilized" emotions, to suppress our unconscious desires as bestial and barbaric, and to puritanically compartmentalize our now taboo sexual lives.

And sort of lame at others. To Frankl, this tension between past and present is vital to mental health. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life — daily and hourly.

It is well organized in that it breaks up the problems that we face in society on a personal basis. Yes, the environment can be a harsh determiner of our actions but it is not fate. For those who need therapy, Frankl helps them overcome their anxieties and fears by using paradoxical intention, in which the person tries to bring about the precise thing he fears.

Psychology and the Human Dilemma [], May offers a wealth of valid and stimulating ideas in a totally engaging and readable fashion. People who have almost, but not quite, lost their feeling of worth generally have very strong needs to condemn In this book, I noticed parallelisms between Rollo May's insights with those of Erich Fromm, especially on the aspect of freedom and irrational authority.

Instead of becoming apathetic and accepting that he was doomed, he chose to embrace his suffering. I am quite adamant, however on his overemphasis on matriarchal authority, which he blames as being a great factor for the neurosis of his young male patients.

Writing in the shadow of World War Two, and the recent ending of the Korean war with its fears of global destruction, May introduces the idea of a new anxiety that treatens the person from the outside.

And the way he ties everything together! Truly definitive of human psychology in the world today. I believe that writers can also use this technique whenever they are suffering from writers block.

MAN'S SEARCH FOR HIMSELF

He uses parables and and analogies from Greek classics, biblical stories, and philosophical writings to help make his point. One thing he did was to rewrite the manuscript that was confiscated from him. The resulting fear, anxiety, and even panic of confronting this reality of being alone, or with people who do not want to face it when they call the state as 'loneliness.

A Customer on May 12, I'm not an intellect, I'm just a curious college student who takes a slight interest in psychology.In response, he probes the hidden layers of personality to reveal the core of man's integration PDF—a basic and inborn sense of value.

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Mid Twentieth Century view of Psychoanalytic Existentialism/5(59). Mar 14,  · This is one of the most enjoyable books I've ever read.

I already owned it when I was offered Jess Kidd's next book, "Things in Jars," to review. I thought this would be the perfect time to read "Himself" and now I know anytime is the perfect time to read "Himself." What a book!/5.

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