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Burrow, T. (1925). A Relative Concept of Consciousness an Analysis of Consciousness in its Ethnic Origin. Psychoanal. Rev., 12(1):1-15.

(1925). Psychoanalytic Review, 12(1):1-15

A Relative Concept of Consciousness an Analysis of Consciousness in its Ethnic Origin

Trigant Burrow, Ph.D.

In presenting a psychological discussion that presupposes the altered basis of the relativists I am under no illusion as to the wide disparity between the mathematical conception of the relativists in regard to the universe and the clinical preoccupations of a psychoanalyst. It is now conceded, however, that the theory of relativity is not without its revolutionary influence upon our scientific thought processes generally. And so, though I am not competent to an appreciation of the theory of relativity in the objective sense of the physicists, I hope I shall not seem presumptuous in attempting a discussion of consciousness that demands as its basis a viewpoint that is analogous to theirs.

As I understand it, the inadequacy of the Newtonian system of astronomy is its autogenous exclusion of data requisite to a principle which presupposes a basis of universal applicability.

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