The Quest for Conscience and the Birth of the Mind

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The Quest for Conscience and the Birth of the Mind examines conscience as an as-yet-unrealized human potential, but a potential toward which human beings are naturally driven. A "mature conscience," dependent on the development of an authentic self, is distinguished from classical ideas of the superego, postulating that the two may represent two separate lines of development. The more primitive superego is seen as an often pathological manifestation of this natural mental potential, while the development of a mature ...

The Quest for Conscience and the Birth of the Mind 2009, Karnac Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781855757059

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