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ERIC Number: ED400860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 5
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D. W. Winnicott: The Creative Vision.
Hand, Nigel
The thinking of D. W. Winnicott, pediatrician, psychoanalyst and gifted writer, provides the most effective validation of every kind of devoted labor in literature and the arts which is currently available. Winnicott is important because he has formulated a theory of development which makes creativity central and intrinsic to human nature. One of Winnicott's important statements is that the transitional object is the first manifestation of both creative play and of symbol-making. Winnicott argues not only that we must always struggle to redefine our own sense of the relationship between inner and outer, perception and apperception, but that the transitional object is the prototype of all later cultural activities. The general statement that can be made is that cultural activity is not an adornment to be added to life--it is what life is about. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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