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By Brent Potter

Why are people, who're stimulated via self-preservation, additionally encouraged to have interaction in behaviors that threaten or even extinguish their life? the current paintings has given idea to this query and tested the phenomenon of self-destruction in the course of the views of empirical psychology, psychoanalysis, analytical psychology, in addition to existential-phenomenological psychology. the subjects integrated during this e-book are: the rising figuring out of self-destructiveness in tradition, faith, philosophy, and psychology; Bion's research into the self-destructive skill of the brain; Heidegger's ontology of Being and the Enframing of know-how; and determining and delineating the 'who' who so much reports the influence of human-to-human destructiveness in our modern culture.

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