Life as the continuous act of a birth



The representations about discrete human existence have placed by the author in the focus of attention of present article. After Descartes the author asserts that the person is a being which every second is born anew. Somewhat article assumes audit the traditional approach to the human nature analysis. The special place in article occupies the analysis of the free and responsible choice which mediates the act of a birth of the person. According to the author, the experience and choice theory can be constructed only on the representations about the discrete nature of human existence.

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Keywords: discrete concept of the person, choice, experience, responsibility, myth about stability mental, person

Journal rubric: Theory and Methodology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Pogodin I.A. Life as the continuous act of a birth. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2013. Vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 166–178. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Igor A. Pogodin, PhD in Psychology, The head, Belorussia Geshtalt Institute, leading trainer and member of the Professional Council of the Moscow Geshtalt Institute. Geshtalt-therapist, supervisor and lecturer. Full member of EAGT, FORGE, Belorus Psychotherapeutic Association. Assistant professor of the Pedagogical psychology chair, Psychology department of the Belorus State Pedagogical University. Scientific advisor of the Crisis psychology department of the socio-psychological centre of the Belorus State Pedagogical University., Minsk, Belarus, e-mail:



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