Book Review: Radical Man: The Process of Psycho-Social Development

Karen Horney (1885-1952), J. L. Moreno (1889-1974) and Charles Hampden- Turner in Radical Man stand on common ground.They highlight anxiety in human functioning; the cause of neurosis according to Horney, for Moreno anxiety is nothing but spontaneity-lost, and for Hampden-Turner it is cause of anomie. He writes (p. 392) “... insofar as any single problem holds other problems in its thrall, I would say that the central issue is our individual capacity to tolerate the fires of existential anxiety.”

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