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  • Title: Politics and Innocence: A Humanistic Debate
  • Author: Rollo May
  • ISBN: 9780933071094
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover

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    Rollo May
    Rollo May April 21, 1909 October 22, 1994 was an American existential psychologist He authored the influential book Love and Will during 1969.Although he is often associated with humanistic psychology, his philosophy was influenced strongly by existentialist philosophy May was a close friend of the theologian Paul Tillich His works include Love and Will and The Courage to Create, the latter title honoring Tillich s The Courage to Be.BiographyMay was born in Ada, Ohio in 1909 He experienced a difficult childhood, with his parents divorcing and his sister becoming schizophrenic His educational career took him to Michigan State College majoring in English and Oberlin College for a bachelor s degree, teaching for a time in Greece, to Union Theological Seminary for a BD during 1938, and finally to Teachers College, Columbia University for a PhD in clinical psychology during 1949 May was a founder and faculty member of Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in San Francisco 1 He spent the final years of his life in Tiburon on San Francisco Bay, where he died in October 1994.AccomplishmentsMay was influenced by American humanism, and interested in reconciling existential psychology with other philosophies, especially Freud s.May considered Otto Rank 1884 1939 to be the most important precursor of existential therapy Shortly before his death, May wrote the foreword to Robert Kramer s edited collection of Rank s American lectures I have long considered Otto Rank to be the great unacknowledged genius in Freud s circle, wrote May Rank, 1996, p xi.May used some traditional existential terms in a slightly different fashion than others, and he invented new words for traditional existentialist concepts Destiny, for example, could be thrownness combined with fallenness the part of our lives that is determined for us, for the purpose of creating our lives He also used the word courage to signify resisting anxiety.He defined certain stages of development Innocence the pre egoic, pre self conscious stage of the infant.An innocent is only doing what he or she must do However, an innocent does have a degree of will in the sense of a drive to fulfill needs.Rebellion the rebellious person wants freedom, but does not yet have a good understanding of the responsibility that goes with it.Decision The person is in a transition stage in their life such that they need to be independent from their parents and settle into the ordinary stage In this stage they must decide what to do with their life, and fulfilling rebellious needs from the rebellious stage.Ordinary the normal adult ego learned responsibility, but finds it too demanding, and so seeks refuge in conformity and traditional values.Creative the authentic adult, the existential stage, self actualizing and transcending simple egocentrism.These are not stages in the traditional sense A child may certainly be innocent, ordinary or creative at times an adult may be rebellious The only association with certain ages is in terms of importance rebelliousness is important for a two year old or a teenager.May perceived the sexual s of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as commercialization of sex and pornography, as having influenced society such that people believed that love and sex are no longer associated directly According to May, emotion has become separated from reason, making it acceptable socially to seek sexual relationships and avoid the natural drive to relate to another person and create new life May believed that sexual freedom can cause modern society to neglect important psychological developments May suggests that the only way to remedy the cynical ideas that characterize our times is to rediscover the importance of caring for another, which May describes as the opposite of apathy.His first book, The Meaning of Anxiety, was based on his d

    Politics and Innocence: A Humanistic Debate By Rollo May

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