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Man Against Himself

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ISBN-10: 0156565145

ISBN-13: 9780156565141

Edition: 1956

Authors: Karl Menninger, Karl Menninger

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In this landmark book, the impulse toward self-destructiveness is examined as a misdirection of the instinct for survival, a turning inward of the aggressive behavior developed for self-preservation. "One of the most absorbing books I have read in recent years" (Joseph Wood Krutch, The Nation). Index.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 1956
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/14/1956
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 444
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Karl Augustus Menninger (July 22, 1893 - July 18, 1990), born in Topeka, Kansas, was an American psychiatrist and a member of the famous Menninger family of psychiatrists who founded the Menninger Foundation and the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.During his career, Menninger wrote a number of influential books. In his first book, The Human Mind, Menninger argued that psychiatry was a science and that the mentally ill were only slightly different than healthy individuals. In The Crime of Punishment, Menninger argued that crime was preventable through psychiatric treatment; punishment was a brutal and inefficient relic of the past. He advocated treating offenders like the mentally ill.His…