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Author Hersch, Edwin L.
Title From philosophy to psychotherapy : a phenomenological model for psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis / Edwin L. Hersch.
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2003.

Author Hersch, Edwin L.
Subject Phenomenological psychology.
Psychotherapy -- Philosophy.
Models, Psychological.
Psychological Theory.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 417 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-382) and index.
Contents 'Know Thy Philosophical Self' -- The Need to Know Thy Philosophical Self -- The Hierarchical Method of Theory Analysis and Theory Development -- Ontology: The Groundwork and Foundation -- Ontology (Level A): The Question of Reality -- Realism and Relativism -- Why I Have Chosen Ontology as Our Starting Point: Cartesian and Non-Cartesian Points of View -- The Question of Reality -- Clinical Interlude -- Clarifying Some Philosophical Terminology -- The Ontological Level A Position to Be Adopted in This Work -- Ontology (Level B): Our Basic Position or Relation to Reality -- Two Major Paradigms: Cartesian Dualism versus 'Being-in-the-World' -- The Old Paradigm -- Phenomenology and the Beginnings of a New Paradigm -- General Epistemology: The Framework and Infrastructure -- General Epistemology (Level C): The Question of Knowledge in General -- Beginnings of the 'Beams-of-Light-through-Time' Model -- Beginnings of a General Epistemology Based on a Non-Dualistic Model -- Questions of Relativism Reconsidered -- A Non-Dualistic Model of Human Experience -- The Beam-of-Light Model -- The Phenomenology of Human Experience: Implications for the General Epistemology of the New Paradigm -- Validity (Level D): How Do We Validate or Assign Truth-Value to What We Know? -- Correspondence -- Coherence -- Pragmatics -- Toward a More Integrative General Theory of Validity -- An Example of a Hermeneutic Truth That Is Not Entirely Relativistic -- Field-Specific Epistemology: The Basic Layout and Design.
Summary "The book draws on theoretical and clinical approaches within the broad psychological field to show the relevance of certain philosophical issues. A number of case studies are presented, demonstrating to clinicians, theorists, and students the importance and inevitability of dealing with philosophy in pursuing their own work. In addition, the author's philosophical explications of various psychological theories provide a new tool with which to better understand and compare them."--Jacket
ISBN 9781442675094 (electronic bk.)
1442675098 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 666905427
Additional Format Print version: Hersch, Edwin L. From philosophy to psychotherapy. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2003 9780802087348 (DLC) 2003274945 (OCoLC)51242891

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