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Exploring the Life of the Soul: Philosophical Reflections on Psychoanalysis and Self Psychology

by John Hanwell Riker Lexington Books
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In this book, John Hanwell Riker develops and expands the conceptual framework of self psychology in order to offer contemporary readers a naturalistic ground for adopting an ethical way of being in the world.


Freed by temperament from quasi-religious allegiance to any particular theory, yet profoundly knowledgeable in many, John Riker glides nimbly through psychoanalytic and philosophic ideas. With uncommon courage and without self-consciousness, John shares his feelings and early emotional traumas to illustrate, in a deeply personal way, what he talks about. This human and humane book is a must read for anyone interested in psychoanalytic and philosophic perspectives about the human condition.
John Hanwell Riker is professor of philosophy at Colorado College.