Continuing with Drew Pinsky on “Attachment and Reflective Function: Their Role in Self-organization” by Peter Fonagy and two articles by Allan Schore.
Fonagy claims we gain the ability to emotionally self-regulate as a result of achieving secure attachment with a caregiver as infants. Schore claims that if this fails, we can end up fundamentally disengaged. So what are the philosophical implications here? What about the clinical implications? We talk shame, experience machines (the matrix), psychic equivalence (not distinguishing between what you know and what you know that someone else doesn't know), and love as the potential answer (though not usually).
End song: "Anything but Love" by Steve Hackett, as featured on Nakedly Examined Music #45.
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