• Phenomenology Without Religious Motives: The Philosophical Context of Adler's Individual Psychology [Reprinted]

    Author(s):
    Allan Savage (see profile)
    Date:
    2002
    Group(s):
    Philosophy of Religion
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Philosophical psychology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/whve-rs69
    Abstract:
    This essay has several aims. First, it intends to show that Adler was a product of one of the philosophical systems of the time, namely, German existentialism which discusses the existential aspect of Adler’s thinking as a “contextual philosophy.” Such contextual philosophy is determined by the events constituting the individual’s life. Second, phenomenological philosophy throws light on Adler’s Individual Psychology and this takes his work out of its German context as it addresses itself to individual experience. Third, the religious roots of existentialism are a strength, not a liability, in understanding the human condition and ought not to be forgotten by Adlerian psychologists.
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