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The Inner World: A Psychoanalytical Study of Childhood and Society in India

Sudhir Kakar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077152
eISBN:
9780199081103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077152.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Feelings, impulses, wishes, and fantasies—the dynamic content of the inner world—occupy the deepest recesses of the psyche. It is through introspection and empathy, essential to psychotherapy, that ... More


“A Ghost by Absence”

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The transfer of the ghost from the other world to the inner world of subjectivity was central to the decline of superstition in the modern era, but in the Ireland of James Joyce's upbringing, ... More


Conclusion Childhood and Social Change

Sudhir Kakar

in The Inner World: A Psychoanalytical Study of Childhood and Society in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077152
eISBN:
9780199081103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077152.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter underscores the wider implications of the inner world—the childhood layer of the mind—for the processes of modernization and social change. It is essential to understand the ways in ... More


The world within

Peter Gärdenfors

in How Homo Became Sapiens: On the evolution of thinking

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528517
eISBN:
9780191689543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528517.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Trial-and-error is a time-consuming and sometimes dangerous process which Skinnerian beings use to know something. However, if an animal can represent the world in an inner world, it can more or less ... More


Connecting with Wit and Words

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 of this book argues that Niebuhr as writer and rhetorician draws from literature as much as from history. His gifts honed as preacher yield memorable phrases and ideas that draw from a deep ... More


No Endon sight: Murphy's misrecognition of love

John Robert Keller

in Samuel Beckett and the Primacy of Love

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063121
eISBN:
9781781700297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063121.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the centrality of the initial experiences of the development of a secure inner world. It shows that these experiences allow the self to involve others in a productive and living ... More


The Name

Rusmir Mahmutćehajić

in The Mosque: The Heart of Submission

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225842
eISBN:
9780823237159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225842.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents Islamic teachings about the Name of God. Liberation from the habit of seeing the surface of signs enables us to remember that we are guests, and that nothing in the inner or ... More


The Book

Rusmir Mahmutćehajić

in The Mosque: The Heart of Submission

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225842
eISBN:
9780823237159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225842.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents Islamic teachings about the Book. God's Word, as manifested in all the diversity of creation, was reassembled in the innermost depths of the human self. Undifferentiated, the ... More


Sensation, perception, and imagination

Peter Gärdenfors

in How Homo Became Sapiens: On the evolution of thinking

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528517
eISBN:
9780191689543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528517.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The growth of the brain's frontal lobe, which is believed to be the seat of higher cognitive functionality, is important to the study of human thinking. This chapter discusses the different elements ... More


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