- Gebundene Ausgabe
- Verlag: Simon & Schuster (Oktober 1983)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0671454927
- ISBN-13: 978-0671454920
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,6 x 15 x 3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 46 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 812.554 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – Oktober 1983
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A gripping book from the bestselling author of hugely popular self-help book, The Road Less Travelled. Leading psychiatrist and self-help pioneer Dr M.Scott Peck reveals his encounters with evil, during sessions with patients of his psychiatric therapy. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
A description of the author's experience of psychiatric therapy with patients who appear manifestly evil which attempts to show that a spiritual or even religious dimension is required to aid in the understanding of human nature. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Peck sets forth a case for a scientific study of evil and writes engagingly about mental illness and the naming of evil. He also investigates the phenomena of possession and exorcism. It becomes quite interesting when he looks at the fiction of J R R Tolkien and the work of Erich Fromm and Martin Buber and when he discusses the three major theological models of evil, i.e. the nondualism of certain Eastern faiths, the integrated dualism espoused by Buber and the traditional Christian one of diabolic dualism as he terms it.
Where the author goes wrong in a big way, is in his study of the My Lai atrocity or rather the conclusions he draws from it: his suggestion for a military draft (involuntary service) and his criticism of specialisation. Here he reveals some utopian notions that I find very questionable. A compulsory draft goes against the principles of individual freedom and besides, utopian schemes invariably turns out evil. The good doctor should know that by now. The coercion involved in society laying that sort of claim on the individual is a totalitarian concept that is by definition evil.
Another misconception that I noticed is that Dr Peck still thinks that psychotherapy is a universally good idea, notwithstanding all evidence to the contrary.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
It's ironic that this book is written by a therapist. I myself never encountered "evil" until I saw a therapist some years ago for a brief period of time. The therapist routinely lied, had girlfriends and family members in his group therapy, scapegoated emotionally dependent group therapy clients when they challenged him on ethical violations which caused injury to the very people he was supposed to protect, etc. I experienced profound confusion and repulsion with this man. Now, years later, Peck's book has helped me understand why .... I wish someone would write a book on "evil" people who use the healing and spiritual professions as a means of controlling others. It's a very real problem.
I learned a lot from his analysis of "evil" in relation to lies, narcism and scapegoating; it clarified a lot for me about the possible mechanisms at work. And it offered a good basis for a critical look at my own motives in life. Thank you Mr. Peck. The book offers a lot of material for theory-development, and that's also its purpose: "to lead us to the dissatisfaction with our current state of ignorance of the subject" (p.11).Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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Habe dieses Buch vor Jahren mal auf deutsch gelesen und es hat mir einige Erkenntnisse über die perverse Form des Narzissmus verschafft. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 7. November 2011 von H. Sparkasse
"Handle with Care. This book is dangerous." Those are the author's first words. As it is, I happen to agree with him. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 23. Juli 2000 von Herman Amazon
People of the Lie is a horrifying series of case studies of people Peck labels "evil" interwoven with a careful analysis and synthesis of the underlying issues by Dr. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 15. Juli 2000 von Greg Hicks
I am a fan of Scott Peck, and think that he is an intelligent writer. It is for this reason that I have given this book two stars. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 19. Juni 2000 von MK
I found this book fascinating even if somewhat strange for the variety of topics Peck sought to address. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 2. Juni 2000 veröffentlicht
In the grey overlap of psychology and theology one should tread lightly. Peck makes the requisite warnings as he enters this twilight, but I finished the book with the feeling... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 23. Mai 2000 von Peter A. Kindle
You have to have known the evil that is described by Dr. Peck to understand what he has written. Once known you have to acknowledge it. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 22. Mai 2000 von Vicki
This book has been widely acclaimed--and is largely over-rated. After making some very astute observations about the manifestations of evil in certain personalities, Peck tends to... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 12. Mai 2000 veröffentlicht
I think a lot of us who have been victims of crime end up with a need to somehow understand what made the offender do this. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 9. Mai 2000 veröffentlicht