Loneliness in philosophy psychology and literature book reviews

The mind is fascinating to me and the various levels of thinking and our thought processes although individual to each person the author states that everyone has a certain consciousness, a "Philosophy of mind, which alone can account on various levels, existential, psychological, epistemological, phenomenological, existential, psychological and passional to name a few.

Review: Loneliness in Philosophy, Psychology and Literature by Ben Lazare Mijuskovic

Some will not accept emotional support from anyone. According to the last two models, it is difficult, if not inconceivable, to understand how loneliness is even possible.

It is not clear how a sense of affective communion with others impacts upon the alleged cognitive separation of self from others, or why it would need to.

This part of his discussion addresses a wide range of topics and themes, including child development, loneliness in literature, language and consciousness, the unconscious, and therapy.

Loneliness in Philosophy, Psychology, and Literature

To support this thesis, Mijuskovic uses an interdisciplinary approach--philosophy, psychology, and literaturethrough which the picture of man as continually fighting to escape the quasi-solipsistic prison of his frightening solitude reverberates. In addition, there are ample examples of awkward parenthetical notes and occasional formatting or typographical errors.

A conscious being is able to turn reflection back on himself; he as subject is capable of thinking about himself as object. It might have been better to have ditched the high-speed trip through the history of philosophy and instead elaborated upon themes such as these.

For instance, he tells us that "Husserl has drawn all the curtains and sealed all his exits" I found most of the book not informed by neuroscience, which seems odd in a discussion of the mind, but perhaps my expectations are misplaced. Second, he will discuss a theory of consciousness that will allow the reader a better insight and understanding of why man is lonely.

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It is not clear what work is actually being done by philosophical argument. Thus, the most important insight is to realize that life consists in an endless struggle over our sense of loneliness, which only releases its grip over us in death.

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The author states that a man who is lonely feels "no delight. Second, he will discuss a theory of consciousness that will allow the reader a better insight and understanding of why man is lonely. Although numerous different philosophers and philosophical positions are discussed, the argument is essentially that every self is distinct from all other selves and has privileged access to its own experiences and thoughts.

Simply explained he wants to know exactly what reason alone can determine minus the other senses or any other faculties. He continues by discussing the main disagreements within his classificatory scheme and his defense of solitude.

If given the chance or opportunity would they prefer to be alone or with someone else? Imagine what would happen if someone came over to the metal bars and attempted to have a conversation with this isolated man. The only evidence offered is that Harry Harlow's motherless monkeys were self-conscious, given that they remained able to interact with inanimate objects and to survive.

According to the last two models, it is difficult, if not inconceivable, to understand how loneliness is even possible. Laing and James Howard.

Loneliness in Philosophy, Psychology, and Literature

In the second half of the book, Mijuskovic turns from the "cognitive" aspect of loneliness to its "affective" and "motivational" dimensions.Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Drawing on the fields of psychology, literature, and philosophy, Loneliness in Philosophy, Psychology, and Literature argues that loneliness has been the universal concern of mankind since the Greek myths and dramas, the dialogues of Plato, and the treatises of Aristotle.

Feb 16,  · "Loneliness in Philosophy, Psychology, and Literature" by Ben Lazare Mijuskovic is a well-researched book with excellent references from a variety of literature and works from experts like Kant, Freud, Hegel, Aristotle, Descartes and Tolstoy.5/5.

This book is great for psychology, philosophy and literature students, professors and anyone who wants to truly understand the meaning of Loneliness and connect them to the three disciplines: Literature, Psychology and Philosophy. This book is great for psychology, philosophy and literature students, professors and anyone who wants to truly understand the meaning of Loneliness and connect them to the three disciplines: Literature, Psychology and Philosophy.

Insightful and comprehensive, Loneliness in Philosophy, Psychology, and Literature demonstrates that loneliness is the basic nature of humans and is an unavoidable condition that all must face.

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