Trauma reaction in the light of Kierkegaard's concept of self

Hoelterhoff, Mark and Chung, Man Cheung (2010) Trauma reaction in the light of Kierkegaard's concept of self. History & Philosophy of Psychology, 12 (2). pp. 84-89.

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The aim of this paper is to explore the theoretical and philosophical connection between trauma reaction and Søren Kierkegaard's concept of self. This philosophical exploration into Kierkegaard's ideas will include a case evaluation. Using a fictitious case study from the unfortunately real event of the Marchioness disaster, this paper examines how Kierkegaard's concept of self can help to conceptualize trauma reaction via immediate man and despair. This paper will also address further areas for development within Kierkegaard's theory as related to this specific case.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: History & Philosophy of Psychology
Publisher: The British Psychological Society
ISSN: 1469-283X
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Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2010 20:20
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 09:00


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