Symbiosis and Autonomy

Author: Franz Ruppert
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780955968334
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This is the third book by Professor Franz Ruppert to be translated into English. In it he explores the relationship between our symbiotic interconnectedness and our ability to be autonomous in our lives. The relationship between these two aspects of being is absolutely influenced by early attachment trauma, what Ruppert has termed 'symbiotic trauma': the trauma of an infant attempting to connect with a mother who is herself already traumatised. Additionally Ruppert gives a detailed account of the 'Constellation of the Intention', the process he has devised for working with the psychological splits induced by trauma. This is a particular form of constellation that addresses issues of fragmentation. For those interested in trauma, and understanding how to work with it, this is truly groundbreaking work. Ruppert's thinking draws on many historical roots but is, even so, particularly unique. It takes us outside our normal ways of thinking about trauma, attachment and what it means to be a human being.

Business Ethics and the Electronic Economy

Author: Peter Koslowki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540221500
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The internet has set off a technological revolution that has produced thorough changes in all industries. The volume at hand gives an analysis of the internet revolution. It covers questions reaching from the highly controversial thesis of the end of property rights in the internet caused by the non-rivalry of the "consumption" of information to questions regarding the repercussions of the internet on our understanding of the human person. Technological changes like the introduction of the electronic economy raise the question of how to manage its ethical problems and dilemmas. Contributions from applied ethics and business ethics analyse the ethical problems and the business ethics of the electronic economy in the fields of production, labour, consumption, and in handling trust and the abuse of trust in the electronic business relationships. The reader is provided with a comprehensive analysis of the electronic economy and its technological, social, and ethical problems.

Attachment and Sexuality

Author: Diana Diamond
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136871438
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The papers featured in Attachment and Sexuality create a dense tapestry, each forming a separate narrative strand that elucidates different configurations of the relationship between attachment and sexuality. As a whole, the volume explores the areas of convergence and divergence, opposition, and integration between these two systems. It suggests that there is a bi-directional web of influences that weaves the attachment and sexual systems together in increasingly complex ways from infancy to adulthood. The volume’s unifying thread is the idea that the attachment system, and particularly the degree of felt security, or lack thereof in relation to early attachment figures, provides a paradigm of relatedness that forms a scaffold for the developmental unfolding of sexuality in all its manifestations. Such manifestations include infantile and adult, masturbatory and mutual, and normative and perverse. Also central to the papers is the idea that the development of secure attachment is predicated, in part, on the development of the capacity for mentalization, or the ability to envision and interpret the behavior of oneself and others in terms of intentional mental states, including desires, feelings, beliefs, and motivations. Topics discussed in the book will help to shape the direction and tenor of further dialogues in the arena of attachment and sexuality.

Communication by Design

Author: Robin Mansell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019829400X
Format: PDF
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The information revolution has been described as 'the biggest technological juggernaut that ever rolled' and every day we hear more about the Global Information Infrastructure. The information and communications technologies (ICTs) of the 1990s enable the electronic production and consumption of increasingly vast quantities of information. They affect business, consumer, education and leisure activity. The consequences of these changes are unpredictable and contradictory, raising issuesfor governments, business, organizations and individuals. This book gets to grips with recent developments and offers a new understanding of their likely effect. Because of the pervasive and quite unique characteristics of ICTs as a technology system, the authors argue that it is only through an interdisciplinary approach that we can fully grasp the implications and explore the uncertainties of the inter-relationship between the technical and the socio-economic. Moving from economicsto sociology and political science in its study of information and communication, this book will be essential reading for all those in these disciplines concerned to understand the ICT challenge. Two central concepts of design and capability run through the book, and the authors apply them to developments from the micro (domestic) level to the macro (international) level. Based on work done in the major UK research programme PICT (the Programme on Information and Communication Technologies), the book is probing and reflective; its purpose is to provide tools of analysis rather than a catalogue of developments. Throughout the authors argue that the information age is about people, social organization, adaptation and control and not just technologies.

Love Relations

Author: Otto F. Kernberg
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300074352
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Internationally renowned psychoanalytic theorist and clinician Dr. Otto Kernberg here examines the success and failure of sexual love in couples, from adolescence to old age. Dr. Kernberg considers both "normal" and pathological relationships, including the role of narcissism, masochism, and aggression in each. The result expands the boundaries of our current understanding of love relations.

Utopia or Oblivion

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN:
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Utopia or Oblivion is a provocative blueprint for the future. This comprehensive volume is composed of essays derived from the lectures he gave all over the world during the 1960’s. Fuller’s thesis is that humanity – for the first time in its history – has the opportunity to create a world where the needs of 100% of humanity are met. “This is what man tends to call utopia. It’s a fairly small word, but inadequate to describe the extraordinary new freedom of man in a new relationship to universe — the alternative of which is oblivion.” R. Buckminster Fuller.

Phonesex

Author: Phillip Toledano
Publisher: Twin Palms Pub
ISBN: 9781931885744
Format: PDF
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Phillip Toledano has photographed nearly thirty phonesex operators in the intimate setting of their own homes, offering a seldom-seen glimpse into the reality of what otherwise is a fantasy created by the operator's voice, and caller's imagination. Accompanying every portrait is a text written by each subject touching on some aspect of his or her experience as an operator. Whether touching, humorous, or disturbing, every operator's point of view is compelling.