|Weiss, F.A. (1966). The Changing Image of Man: A Challenge to Psychoanalysis: Introduction. Am. J. Psychoanal., 26:129-130.|
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(1966). American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 26(2):129-130
The Changing Image of Man: A Challenge to Psychoanalysis: Introduction
Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this symposium which is presented by the for the Advancement of on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, in with the American Institute for and the Clinic. This is our third symposium. In the first we dealt with “ and the Search for ,” in the second with “ as a Creative Process.” Today's topic, “The Changing of Man: A Challenge to ” grew out of our clinical experience.
More and more often we have had to stop in our daily work to ask ourselves: What are we doing, what are we striving for? With what kind of are we dealing? Can change? What are its limits? How can we best function as catalysts of human growth?
A radical inquiry became necessary, in the sense of “radical” meaning going to the roots. What is our of man today? What is its challenge to ? Man has a biological, a philosophical, a psychological and a social aspect, and therefore we have asked leading scientists of our time to help us. Some are here today. Two others whom we wanted very much, are not.
Today, on the sixth of November, 1965, Kurt Goldstein, who honored us by becoming an honorary member, would have celebrated his eighty-seventh birthday. In deep agreement with , Kurt Goldstein saw it as a “basic tendency of the organism to actualize itself
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