The American Journal of Psychoanalysis

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 50–61 | Cite as

Rational and irrational authority a holistic viewpoint

  • Harold Kelman


In this paper I have attempted to define what I mean by authority, rational and irrational. To do so I have discusse some holistic concepts essential to an understanding of the discussion presented. I have then given a holistic description of some of the attributes of a rational and irrational feeling of personal authority and some of the patterns of integrating from which such feelings derive.


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