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Conceiving of personality, Michael Robbins

Label
Conceiving of personality
Title
Conceiving of personality
Statement of responsibility
Michael Robbins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The quest to comprehend the essence of human nature is as old as the capacity for reflective thought. In this provocative book, Dr. Michael Robbins proposes a new approach that draws upon psychoanalysis but is shaped by awareness of the limits that the particular circumstances of historical epoch, Western culture, male gender, and modal population from which psychoanalysis was derived imposed on its modernist claims to being a universal theory. Dr. Robbins addresses these limitations from the perspective of philosophy of science, focusing on the paradigm shift from logical positivism to the postmodern emphasis on pluralism and on relativistic, contextual, evanescent knowledge. He examines the implications of this shift for neuroscience, psychoanalysis, gender studies, anthropology, and sociology. After considering whether typical personality has changed over time, he studies the cross-cultural diversity of human nature, the relationship of gender to personality, the spectrum of personality variability within Western culture, and the relationship of the contextual embeddedness of the conceiver to his or her theory. He then proposes a dialectical conception of personality based on systems and chaos theories that respects its multiple guises and circumstantial richness of content without abandoning the quest for universal principles
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robbins, Michael
Dewey number
155.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF698
LC item number
.R854 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 L-291
  • WM 460.5.P3
NLM item number
R635c 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Personality
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Psychology and philosophy
  • Personality
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Philosophy
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Persoonlijkheid
  • Psychoanalyse
  • Persönlichkeitspsychologie
  • Völkerpsychologie
Label
Conceiving of personality, Michael Robbins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction -- 2. Can we concieve of ourselves? Three instances of theoretical conversion -- 3. A brief history of conceptions of the person -- 4. Monistic thinking and modal constructs -- 5. Constitution-bound: the neurobiological basis of personality -- 6. Ethnocentrism: culture, local knowledge, and universal truth -- 7. Psychoanalysis as an indigenous psychology -- 8. Indegenous psychologies of the east and west: psychoanalysis and buddhism -- 9. Gender, personality, and culture -- 10. Psychoanalytic monism and intracultural diversity -- 11. How models become movements: the ideological dimension -- 12. Summary of the monism-pluralism debate -- 13. Systems in transformation: a model for the dialectic between discovery and creation -- 14. Modeling the dialectic between discovery and creation -- 15. Conceiving of personality: the warp and the woof
Control code
33900086
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780300064223
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95047043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33900086
Label
Conceiving of personality, Michael Robbins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction -- 2. Can we concieve of ourselves? Three instances of theoretical conversion -- 3. A brief history of conceptions of the person -- 4. Monistic thinking and modal constructs -- 5. Constitution-bound: the neurobiological basis of personality -- 6. Ethnocentrism: culture, local knowledge, and universal truth -- 7. Psychoanalysis as an indigenous psychology -- 8. Indegenous psychologies of the east and west: psychoanalysis and buddhism -- 9. Gender, personality, and culture -- 10. Psychoanalytic monism and intracultural diversity -- 11. How models become movements: the ideological dimension -- 12. Summary of the monism-pluralism debate -- 13. Systems in transformation: a model for the dialectic between discovery and creation -- 14. Modeling the dialectic between discovery and creation -- 15. Conceiving of personality: the warp and the woof
Control code
33900086
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780300064223
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95047043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33900086

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