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Being of Two Minds by Arnold I. Goldberg

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Chapter 11

BETWEEN EMPATHY AND JUDGMENT

This chapter is designed to move away from the purely pathological manifestations of the vertical split to an examination of the phenomenon of “being of two minds” as it lives in everyday clinical practice and, indeed, in the very way we live. Once again, this configuration can be seen as consisting of unequal but separate sectors, each of which forms one coherent set of goals and values as distinct from the other. Although at times these sectors may be seen in opposition, they are routinely set apart in a tension that may seem to ask for a union. It is to the achievement of that union that we may find some of the more creative moments in psychoanalysis. I begin with a case that is offered for study to ...

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