Knowledge, Learning and Freedom from Thought

@article{Main1967KnowledgeLA,
  title={Knowledge, Learning and Freedom from Thought},
  author={T. F. Main},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={1967},
  volume={1},
  pages={64 - 71}
}
  • T. Main
  • Published 1 June 1967
  • Psychology
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
The development of knowledge, concepts, theories, and techniques, represents man’s attempts at mental mastery of his environment by ego processes. Ego mastery gives a certain kind of pleasure which comes, in part, from the replacement of feelings of helplessness in the face of a mysterious reality by feelings of power over it and competence at dealing with it: in part, also, from narcissistic admiration at the achievements of the ego, through the successful exercise of its skills and strengths… 
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