By Gordon Wheeler
His argument progresses from the origins and lineage of the Western individualist self-model, into the root for a brand new version of the self, dating, and event out of the insights and implications of Gestalt psychology and its philosophical derivatives, deconstructivism and social constructionism. From there, in a associated sequence of experiential chapters, every one of them a groundbreaking essay in its personal correct, he is taking up the basic dynamic issues of self-experience and relational existence: interpersonal orientation, meaning-making and variation, help, disgrace, intimacy, and at last narrative and gender, culminating in concerns of well-being, ethics, politics, and spirit. the result's an image and an event of self that's grounded within the lively dynamics of cognizance, challenge fixing, mind's eye, interpretation, overview, emotion, meaning-making, narration, and, notably, courting. through the ultimate part, the reader comes away with a brand new feel of what it capability to be human and a brand new and extra usable definition of health.
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Beyond Individualism: Toward a New Understanding of Self, Relationship, and Experience (Toward a New Understanding of Self, Relationship and Experie) by Gordon Wheeler