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By Fordham University, 1971. 8th, Bier, William Christian, ; Fordham University, New York. Institute of Pastoral Psychology

ISBN-10: 0823209504

ISBN-13: 9780823209507

His estrangement, not just from the area, yet from himself to boot, has turn into one of many extra pervasive features of contemporary guy. formative years with its lifestyle and counterculture, minorities, alienated from society and from different minorities, generations pushed aside by means of conflicts in lifestyles-all are manifestations of this modern challenge. this type of subject, addressed through the 1971 Institute of Pastoral Psychology, lends itself to, and certainly calls for, an interdisciplinary strategy. As in necessary Institutes and their released complaints, useful contributions were made by means of the behavioral and social sciences, theology, philosophy, and the legislations to an knowing of the issues encountered, not just in pastoral paintings, but additionally within the broader components of human lifestyles and its institutions. the current quantity perspectives alienation as a many-faceted malaise, having its distant roots in philosophy and faith, and extra lately within the writings of political and social theorists. This normal historic heritage is by means of an exploration of latest impacts, corresponding to conflict and overseas pressure. subsequent, 3 focal issues are given prolonged treatment-alienation within the political and social order, the alienation of sweet sixteen, and non secular alienation. no longer overlooked are chosen manifestations of alienation affecting the elderly, the negative, and people set aside via their homosexuality. eventually, representatives from 4 differing disciplines recommend what can be smooth man's responses to his feel of estrangement. This quantity, quantity Seven within the Pastoral Psychology sequence, will surely entice a much broader readership than that which the Institute initially meant.

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It might, of course, be objected that there are many distinctively human activitiesartistic, literary, recreationalwhich are in no sense of the word productive. To this Marx would reply that all human activity is either contributory to or derivative from the productive process. Whatever significance other activity has is inseparable from this relationship. It is, then, by productive activity that man is what he is and becomes what he becomes. This activity is creative in the sense that it takes what is given in nature and transforms this into what it would not be without the intervention of human action.

He is also co-author (with Roger Garaudy) of A Christian-Communist dialogue (1968). He is a member of a number of professional and learned societies, among them the American Philosophical Association, the Metaphysical Society of America, and the Hegel Society. In recent years, under the impact of Karl Marx's early manuscripts on economics and politics which, although published in 1932, have been exploited only since the end of World War II, the concept of "alienation," which plays such a large part in these manuscripts, has become a favorite with those who would emphasize the "humanist" leanings of the young Marx.

L. degree from Woodstock College in 1949, and the degree Docteur ès Lettres from the Sorbonne in 1955. He is professor of philosophy at Fordham University, and he was visiting professor at the University of Texas in the spring of 1969, and at the New School for Social Research in the fall of 1969. Father Lauer is the author of four books: La phénoménologie de Husserl (1955), The triumph of subjectivity (1958), Phenomenology and the crisis of European philosophy (1965), and Hegel's idea of philosophy (1971).

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