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Young-Eisendrath, P. (1997). The self in analysis. J. Anal. Psychol., 42(1):157-166.

(1997). Journal of Analytical Psychology, 42(1):157-166

The self in analysis

Polly Young-Eisendrath

This paper develops a theoretical and clinical approach to the self which is non-essentialist and post-modern. Briefly, it offers a framework for theorizing Self based on hermeneutics and psychological constructivism. It then develops a critique of the essentialist Jungian theory of Self in which the Self is frequently described as a human subject with views, intentions and desires of its own. With this as background, a post-modern Jungian framework for Self is advanced, with a brief clinical account of the self in analysis.

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