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Norifumi Kishimoto

settle into habits of mind with consequences for memory, or perception, or associations, or even practical skills. 5 Based on these arguments, this article examines the subject drop phenomenon and its influence on Jung’s concept of the ego from the standpoint of the weak version of linguistic relativity

Reconstructing Subjects

A Philosophical Critique of Psychotherapy

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Hakam H. Al-Shawi

This work is about the deceptive nature of psychotherapy. In particular, it is about those therapies that claim to provide the client with insight and self-knowledge when in practice they are a means of social control absorbing clients into socially acceptable norms. Through a philosophical analysis of key concepts such as knowledge, insight, and subjectivity, and through an examination of mechanisms intrinsic to psychotherapeutic practice, such as power, interpretation, and suggestion, this monograph unveils how psychotherapy deludes clients into believing they have discovered their true self. Rather than gaining self-knowledge and insight into their true or core self, clients are subtly reconstructed and reconfigured along prevailing social values. Furthermore, the very epistemological and metaphysical world-view clients are deceived into believing is highly suspect and founded upon a fascistic understanding of knowledge.
As an alternative to such domination, psychotherapy needs to reconstruct itself along Nietzschean-Deleuzian lines where the focus is on multiple identities, difference, and creativity. Rather than focusing on an analysis of past memories to alleviate symptoms such as anxiety or depression, therapeutic intervention should aim for a non-repressive conception of self-knowledge and insight based upon a creative future and not a regretful past. This entails a different understanding of knowledge and reality that is not based on subjugating the world to what we know about it, but on immersing ourselves within reality in all of its concrete richness. And such an approach is preferable not because it is “true” but because it is more liberating.

Gabriella Bottini and Martina Gandola

healthy subjects by both tactile stimulation of the left hand and left cold CVS. The figure illustrates brain regions of relative regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) increase shared by both tactile and vestibular stimulation, overlapped onto a MRI template (slice thickness 4 mm). The activations (t

David Paul Gillikin

OSMOREGULATORY ABILITY OF CHIROMANTES ORTMANNI (CROSNIER, 1965) SUBJECTED TO DILUTE AND HYPERSALINE SEAWATER BY DAVID PAUL GILLIKIN 1 / Laboratory of Ecology and Systematics, Mangrove Management Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium ABSTRACT The short

ANTIOXIDANT RESPONSES AND LIPID PEROXIDATION OF PENAEUS INDICUS POSTLARVAE SUBJECTED TO SUBLETHAL COPPER EXPOSURE 1 ) BY RUPA V. PAILA 2 ) and PRABHAKARA R. YALLAPRAGADA 3 ) Department of Zoology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530 003, Andhra Pradesh, India ABSTRACT The objective of this

Taro Yamanobe

Nematology , 2005, Vol. 7(4), 623-630 Variation in the number of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus in aliquots of stock suspensions artificially inoculated on to subject pines Taro Y AMANOBE ∗ Kansai Breeding Office, Forest Tree Breeding Center, Uetsukinaka 1043, Shoo, Okayama 709-4335, Japan Received

Lars Krogmann

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187631210X508477 Insect Systematics & Evolution 41 (2010) 91 brill.nl/ise Editorial Insect Systematics & Evolution introduces subject issues From 2010 onwards Insect Systematics & Evolution will occasionally publish subject issues. Articles in

Gabriella Bottini and Martina Gandola

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Caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS) is a simple physiological manipulation that has been used for a long time in different clinical fields due to its rapid and relevant effects on behaviour. One of the most debated issues in this research field concerns the degree of specificity of such stimulation, namely whether the effects of CVS can be, and to what extent are, independent of the mere influence of non-specific factors such as general arousal, ocular movements or attentional shift towards the stimulated side. The hypothesis that CVS might cause a shift of attention towards the side of the stimulation has been largely supported; moreover, a large amount of evidence is available nowadays to corroborate the specific effect of CVS, providing behavioural and neurophysiological data in both patients and normal subjects. These data converge in indicating that the effects of CVS can be independent of eye deviation and general arousal, can modulate different symptoms in different directions, and do not merely depend on a general shift of attention. The present article is divided into three main sections. In the first section, we describe classical studies that investigate the effects of CVS on neglect and related symptoms. In the second and third parts, we provide an overview of the modulatory effects of CVS on somatosensory processes and book-body representation in both brain-damaged patients and healthy subjects. Finally, we conclude by discussing the relevance of these new findings for the understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying the modulatory effects of CVS.

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Ferrari and H.U. Dahms