On emergence: a neo-psychoanalytic essay on change and science.

@article{Whitehead2011OnEA,
  title={On emergence: a neo-psychoanalytic essay on change and science.},
  author={Clay C. Whitehead},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          471-98
        }
}
  • C. Whitehead
  • Published 8 September 2011
  • Psychology
  • The journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
The neo-psychoanalytic paradigm re-establishes the connection between psychodynamics and evolution. This allows us to transcend the limitations of dualistic metapsychology, and to make seminal contributions to traditional science. The new paradigm employs the concept of emergence, the potential for change in the evolutionary and clinical process. Emergence is described as originating with the Big Bang, but also is reflected at much higher levels, for example, biochemistry, or the capacity of… 
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