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Human Experience : Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday Life

Human Experience : Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday Life - 03 edition

Human Experience : Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday Life - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780791457542

ISBN10: 0791457540

Human Experience : Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday Life by John Russon - ISBN 9780791457542
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: State University of NY Press
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Human Experience : Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday Life by John Russon - ISBN 9780791457542

ISBN13: 9780791457542

ISBN10: 0791457540

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

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Summary

Proposes that philosophy is the proper cure for neurosis.

John Russon's Human Experience draws on central concepts of contemporary European philosophy to develop a novel analysis of the human psyche. Beginning with a study of the nature of perception, embodiment, and memory, Russon investigates the formation of personality through family and social experience. He focuses on the importance of the feedback we receive from others regarding our fundamental worth as persons, and on the way this interpersonal process embeds meaning into our most basic bodily practices: eating, sleeping, sex, and so on. Russon concludes with an original interpretation of neurosis as the habits of bodily practice developed in family interactions that have become the foundation for developed interpersonal life, and proposes a theory of psychological therapy as the development of philosophical insight that responds to these neurotic compulsions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART I. The Form of Human Experience

1. Interpretation
2. Embodiment
3. Memory

PART II. The Substance of Human Experience

4. Others
5. Neurosis

PART III. The Process of Human Experience

6. Philosophy

Bibliography
Index