TOWARDS THE AUTHENTICITY OF HUMAN BEING (ON THE EXISTENTIAL DYNAMICS IN PSYCHOLOGY)

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Po napravleniyu k podlinnosti chelovecheskogo bytiya (ob ekzistentsial'noy dinamike v psikhologii)
Author(s): 
Nadezhda Kasavina
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No. 4 (Vol. 38)
Pages: 
150-162
Abstract: 

The article dwells on some methodological transformations in psychology and psychotherapy in their relation to the ideas of existential philosophy. The certain features of phenomenological method in existential psychology are characterized. The experience of authenticity and inauthenticity of human existence, inevitable tensions of its formation (content of psychotherapeutic process) are described in order to demonstrate a way of conceptualizing in terms of existential philosophy. Specific forms of dealing with personality in existential psychotherapy using particular existentials or their sets shows that psychological practice requires philosophical conceptualization for grasping the fundamental constituents of the human mind like as experience, meaning, value, and life. The case of alliance of existential psychotherapy with philosophy presents an equal alternative to the naturalistic psychological trends.

Keywords: 
existence, psychology, psychotherapy, phenomenology, understanding, authenticity of being, role of philosophy, anxiety
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