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Wynne Godley pp 289-297 | Cite as

The True Self

  • Alan Shipman
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Abstract

This final chapter reviews the long-hidden aspect of Godley’s private life: a psychoanalysis aimed at dispelling his ‘false self’ which ran for ten years from, the late 1950s, whose adverse effects he concealed until going public in the early 2000s. His account of the episode prompted the psychoanalysts in the UK and USA into a major reassessment of professional practices, but the stresses surrounding its revelation added to the complications of bringing his economic work to completion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Shipman
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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