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Stolorow, R.D. Atwood, G.E. Orange, D.M. (1999). Kohut and Contextualism: Toward a Post-Cartesian Psychoanalytic Theory. Psychoanal. Psychol., 16(3):380-388.

(1999). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 16(3):380-388

Kohut and Contextualism: Toward a Post-Cartesian Psychoanalytic Theory

Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D., George E. Atwood, Ph.D. and Donna M. Orange, Ph.D., PsyD

This article portrays Heinz Kohut as a pivotal transitional figure in the development of a post-Cartesian, fully contextual psychoanalytic psychology. Despite his contextualization of narcissism and movement toward phenomenology and perspectivalism, remnants of Cartesian, isolated-mind thinking persisted in his metapsychology of the self and his view of analytic empathy.

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