This book questions whether 'autonomy' is a pivotal psychotherapeutic value. Basing his discussion upon the key Kleinian concept of 'projective identification', the author argues that 'integration' should be the aim of psychoanalysis, and - furthermore - that actions can be judged ethical or unethical according to whether they foster or hinder integration.
pt. 1. The unity of the person pt. 2. The problems of autonomy pt. 3. The ethics of influencing pt. 4. Persons and society.
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