Elements of Self-Destruction

By Brent Potter, PhD

Psychology & philosophy, Health & well-being, Personal growth, Science & technology | Paperback, eBook


Why are humans, who are motivated by self-preservation, motivated to engage in behaviors that threaten and even extinguish their existence? The themes included in this book are: (1) the emerging understanding of self-destructiveness in culture, religion, philosophy and psychology, (2) Bion’s investigation into the self-destructive capacity of the mind, (3) Heidegger’s ontology of Being and the Enframing of technology, (4) identifying and delineating the "who" who most experiences the impact of human-to-human destructiveness in out contemporary culture.




Dr. Brent Potter is a psychotherapist and wellness specialist with 20 years of direct clinical service. He is the Director for the Society for Laingian Studies. Brent is the author of numerous articles whose topics include: innovative and effective mental healthcare models, analytical psychology, humanistic psychology, existential-phenomenology, psychoanalysis, the psychotic register of the mind, character and personality disorders, chemical dependency and child / adolescent mental health concerns. His first book, 'Elements of Self-Destruction' is out via Karnac Books and he has three forthcoming books: (http://www.karnacbooks.com/Product.asp?PID=32499). Brent welcomes all correspondence and can be contacted via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/drbrentpotter)or by email (brentpotterma@yahoo.com)


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Dr. Brent Potter is a psychotherapist and wellness specialist with 20 years of direct clinical service. He is the Director for the Society for Laingian Studies. Brent is the author of numerous articles whose topics include: innovative and effective mental healthcare models, analytical psychology, humanistic psychology, existential-phenomenology, psychoanalysis, the psychotic register of the mi...


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