Archive for Freud

Affectional Bonds—Bowlby: Found in Translation

This is part V of my multi-part review of John Bowlby’s 1979 book The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds. This will be the last installment in this series. Here’s a brief recap of the central topics covered thus far: Sir Richard Bowlby’s introduction, which was added in 2005 Feminist criticism of attachment theory and […]

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A Few Reflections on Grantmaking and Intuition

Way back in September of 2008 I attended the annual conference of the Association of Small Foundations (now called Exponent Philanthropy) up in Denver. There was one concurrent session that I was particularly interested in: The Secret of Effective Grants: The Power of Intuition. This session was put on by Chet Tchozewski and Gabriel Works. […]

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COMMENT: Lets Think Critically About Critical Thinking

Common Core keeps popping up on my radar screen these days. As I understand it, Common Core is an attempt by educators to standardize teaching curriculums across the US with the central goal of raising the US’s reported dismal world standing in science and math. As an example, this article Are We Misinterpreting the […]

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If The Mac OS Is to Systems Theory as Windows Is to Reductionism, Then Bowlby Used a Mac

In my post of June 22, 2010 entitled Farmer Freud and Farmer Bowlby—Ploughing the Same Field? I ended with this quote by Bowlby (from vol. I, page xxvii): “From a new viewpoint a familiar landscape can sometimes look very different.” The familiar landscape Bowlby is referring to here is none other than Freud’s psychodynamic theory […]

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Farmer Freud and Farmer Bowlby—Ploughing the Same Field?

As most of you know, John Bowlby, arguably the father of attachment theory, wrote three volumes on the subject (often referred to collectively as Bowlby’s trilogy). The main title for each volume was Attachment and Loss. The subtitle for each volume was different and set the tone for what was to come: vol. I – […]

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