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Ethics & analysis : philosophical perspectives and their application in therapy /
Luigi Zoja ; foreword by David H. Rosen.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, c2007.
description
xviii, 126 p.
ISBN
1585445789 (cloth : alk. paper), 9781585445783 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, c2007.
isbn
1585445789 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781585445783 (cloth : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6142896
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [115]-117) and index.
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"....Zoja achieves beautifully what he set out to achieve at the errand of his muse of tragedy and Art. I highly recommend Zoja's book to all interested readers. His book is not only a pleasure to read, but is beautifully edited, and beautiful to behold."-- The Journal of Analytical Psychology
" . . . an edgy, risk-taking, and exciting work. . . Zoja takes us on an extraordinary journey through the history and philosophy of ethics. . . a serious engagement with postmodern ethics, with ramifications far beyond the clinic."-- Journal of Analytical Psychology
" . . . an edgy, risk-taking, and exciting work. . . Zoja takes us on an extraordinary journey through the history and philosophy of ethics. . . a serious engagement with postmodern ethics, with ramifications far beyond the clinic."--Journal of Analytical Psychology
"....Zoja achieves beautifully what he set out to achieve at the errand of his muse of tragedy and Art. I highly recommend Zojars"s book to all interested readers. His book is not only a pleasure to read, but is beautifully edited, and beautiful to behold."--TheJournal of Analytical Psychology
“....Zoja achieves beautifully what he set out to achieve at the errand of his muse of tragedy and Art. I highly recommend Zoja’s book to all interested readers. His book is not only a pleasure to read, but is beautifully edited, and beautiful to behold.”-- The Journal of Analytical Psychology
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Long Description
Most books on psychoanalytical ethics focus on rules, but author Luigi Zoja argues that ethics is really concerned with personal decisions--as is analysis itself. Rules are defined by others and center on punishment, but the purpose of analysis is to free the individual to make choices from his or her own "best" psychological and emotional center while still respecting society. Rules establish black and white; real ethics and psychological understanding both operate in the gray zone. Rules emerge from Enlightenment rationality; true ethics proceeds from choices and thus cannot be given in advance or be satisfied by respecting the rational part of the psyche only. After considering the nature of ethics, Zoja turns to Immanuel Kant and Max Weber for a practical consideration of therapeutic relationships. He applies his ethical principles to the first psychoanalytical cases (Anna O. and Sabine Spielrein) described by Freud and Jung. In his thorough examination of these original examples, Zoja balances the traditional ethic of rules and law with the "new ethic" proposed by Erich Neumann. The result is an appreciation of the complex--at times even contradictory--yet healing nature of analysis.
Main Description
Also available in an open-access, full-text edition athttp://repositories.tamu.edu/bitstream/handle/1969.1/86082/Zoja_585445783_Txt.pdf'sequence=1 Most books on psychoanalytical ethics focus on rules, but author Luigi Zoja argues that ethics is really concerned with personal decisions--as is analysis itself. Rules are defined by others and center on punishment, but the purpose of analysis is to free the individual to make choices from his or her own "best" psychological and emotional center while still respecting society. Rules establish black and white; real ethics and psychological understanding both operate in the gray zone. Rules emerge from Enlightenment rationality; true ethics proceeds from choices and thus cannot be given in advance or be satisfied by respecting the rational part of the psyche only. After considering the nature of ethics, Zoja turns to Immanuel Kant and Max Weber for a practical consideration of therapeutic relationships. He applies his ethical principles to the first psychoanalytical cases (Anna O. and Sabine Spielrein) described by Freud and Jung. In his thorough examination of these original examples, Zoja balances the traditional ethic of rules and law with the "new ethic" proposed by Erich Neumann. The result is an appreciation of the complex--at times even contradictory--yet healing nature of analysis.
Main Description
Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://repositories.tamu.edu/bitstream/handle/1969.1/86082/Zoja_585445783_Txt.pdf'sequence=1 Most books on psychoanalytical ethics focus on rules, but author Luigi Zoja argues that ethics is really concerned with personal decisions--as is analysis itself. Rules are defined by others and center on punishment, but the purpose of analysis is to free the individual to make choices from his or her own "best" psychological and emotional center while still respecting society. Rules establish black and white; real ethics and psychological understanding both operate in the gray zone. Rules emerge from Enlightenment rationality; true ethics proceeds from choices and thus cannot be given in advance or be satisfied by respecting the rational part of the psyche only. After considering the nature of ethics, Zoja turns to Immanuel Kant and Max Weber for a practical consideration of therapeutic relationships. He applies his ethical principles to the first psychoanalytical cases (Anna O. and Sabine Spielrein) described by Freud and Jung. In his thorough examination of these original examples, Zoja balances the traditional ethic of rules and law with the "new ethic" proposed by Erich Neumann. The result is an appreciation of the complex--at times even contradictory--yet healing nature of analysis.
Table of Contents
Ethics : ethics as the elaboration of complexityp. 1
Justicep. 3
Beautyp. 9
Palace and squarep. 13
Can evil be avoided if ugliness is compulsory?p. 21
Has beauty been shrinking throughout history?p. 29
Ethics againp. 33
The gray zonep. 35
Narrationp. 39
Growing unethical?p. 43
The ethics of analysisp. 47
Analysis : ethical perspectives on psychotherapyp. 51
Processingp. 53
Sabine S. and Anna O.p. 71
A new ethical frontierp. 83
Final remarksp. 95
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