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Self and Others by R. D. Laing

Self and Others by R. D. Laing

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Self and Others

by R. D. Laing

Penguin Books, 1978, ISBN 0140213767, paperback

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, age toned pages, previous owners stamp to synopsis page (see photographs)

“To withstand the pressures of conformity we must understand how insidiously they work. To develop genuine, creative relationships we must be aware of a person’s capacity to inhibit, control or liberate another.
In this study of the patterns of interaction between people Dr Laing, author of The Divided Self, attempts to unravel some of the knots in which we unfailingly tie ourselves.  Taking his examples both from literature and case material, he shows that every relationship implies definition of self by others, or if the attributions that others ascribe to it are contradictory, its position becomes untenable and it may break down,”

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