Man's Search for Himself

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 18, 2009 - Psychology - 214 pages
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"Analyzes life as we are living it, and the analysis is truthful and profound."--New York Times

Loneliness, boredom, emptiness: These are the complaints that Rollo May encountered over and over from his patients. In response, he probes the hidden layers of personality to reveal the core of man's integration--a basic and inborn sense of value. Man's Search for Himself is an illuminating view of our predicament in an age of overwhelming anxieties and gives guidance on how to choose, judge, and act during such times.
  

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Contents

The Loneliness and Anxiety of Modern Man
3
Loneliness
13
Anxiety and the Threat to the Self
19
What Is Anxiety?
22
The Roots of Our Malady
28
The Loss of the Sense of Self
35
The Loss of Our Language for Personal Communication
42
Little We See in Nature That Is Ours
45
Hatred and Resentment as the Price of Denied freedom
109
What Freedom Is Not
114
What Freedom Is
119
Freedom and Structure
122
Choosing Ones Self
125
The Creative Conscience
130
Adam and Prometheus
134
Religion Source of Strength or Weakness?
144

The Loss of the Sense of Tragedy
50
REDISCOVERING SELFHOOD
55
The Experience of Becoming a Person
57
Consciousness of Self the Unique Mark of Man
58
SelfContempt a Substitute for SelfWorth
67
Consciousness of Self Is Not Introversion
71
The Experiencing of Ones Body and Feelings
73
The Struggle to Be
85
Cutting the Psychological Umbilical Cord
86
The Struggle against Mother
90
The Struggle against Ones Own Dependency
98
Stages in Consciousness of Self
100
THE GOALS OF INTEGRATION
105
Freedom and Inner Strength
107
The Creative Use of the Past
154
The Persons Power to Do the Valuing
161
Courage the Virtue of Maturity
168
Courage to Be Ones Self
169
A Preface to Love
180
Courage to See the Truth
186
Man the Transcender of Time
192
Man Does Not Live by the Clock Alone
193
The Pregnant Moment
200
In the Light of Eternity
204
No Matter What the Age
206
Index
211
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Rollo May (1909-1994) taught at Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, and was Regents' Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. An influential psychologist, he was the best-selling author of Love and Will, as well as the author of The Courage to Create, Man's Search for Himself, The Meaning of Anxiety, and Psychology and the Human Dilemma.

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