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Through the Dąbrowski lens: Philosophy, faith, and the personality ideal
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 11:10 authored by Amanda HarperAmanda Harper, Christine CliffordChristine Clifford
Kazimierz Dąbrowski’s (1902–1980) five-level theory of personality development, the theory of positive disintegration, is one in which the experience of all emotions is essential for the process of individual growth toward the personality ideal. In this article, we introduce the phenomenological and existential influences on Dąbrowski, including the influence of Søren Kierkegaard. We also examine Dąbrowski’s reflections on faith, Christianity, God, and human purpose, with particular reference to his unpublished manuscript, Confessions of Faith in Thoughts and Aphorisms.
Publication titleRoeper Review
Department/SchoolStudent Life and Enrichment
Place of publicationUSA
Rights statementCopyright 2017 The Roeper Institute. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Roeper Review on 11 October 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02783193.2017.1363100