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General Information

Name:  Jon Mills  

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Born: Springfield, Illinois

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Lived in Cass County from 1964 to 1983.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jon Mills is a Diplomate in Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology, Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, Fellow of the Academy of Psychoanalysis, and is past President and Fellow of the Section on Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association. A Professor of Psychology and Psychoanalysis at the Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto, he is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology and is the editor of two book series as well as the author of 11 books, He maintains a private practice and runs a mental health corporation in Ontario, Canada.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Origins :
ISBN: 0773536809. OCLC Number: 767670638

McGill-Queen's University Press,. .

""Origins is an intriguing and ambitious work. Jon Mills wants to do no less than develop a new, dialectical psychology that will shake the assumptions of self-satisfied psychologists and philosophers. The controversial nature of this book is one of its signal strengths." John Lachs, Centennial Professor Of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University." "The question of what constitutes psychic reality has been of interest to philosophers and psychologists for as long as humans have thought about the mind. In Origins, Jon Mills presents a provocative challenge to contemporary theories about the difference between the mind and body. By re-examining our understanding of the unconscious, Mills explains the birth of the psyche and provides a detailed account of the ways in which subjectivity is formed." "The first comprehensive work to articulate a psychoanalytic metaphysics based on process thought, the author uses dialectical logic to show how the nature and structure of mental life is constituted. Arguing that ego development is produced not only by consciousness but also evolves from unconscious genesis, he makes the controversial claim that an unconscious semiotics serves as the template for language and all meaning structures." "A thought-provoking account of idealism, Origins confronts the limitations of materialism and empiricism while salvaging the roles of agency and freedom that have been neglected by the biological sciences."--Jacket.

The unconscious abyss :
ISBN: 0791454754. OCLC Number: 53482630

State University of New York Press,. .