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Alford, C. Fred

Overview
Works: 37 works in 219 publications in 2 languages and 10,359 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Interviews 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by C. Fred Alford
Science and the revenge of nature : Marcuse & Habermas by C. Fred Alford( )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whistleblowers : broken lives and organizational power by C. Fred Alford( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a dark departure from our standard picture of whistleblowers, C. Fred Alford offers a chilling account of the world of people who have come forward to protest organizational malfeasance in government agencies and in the private sector. The conventional story - high-minded individual fights soulless organization, is persecuted, yet triumphs in the end - is seductive and pervasive. In speaking with whistleblowers and their families, lawyers, and therapists, Alford discovers that the reality of whistleblowing is grim. Few whistleblowers succeed in effecting change; even fewer are regarded as heroes or martyrs."--Jacket
Levinas, the Frankfurt school, and psychoanalysis by C. Fred Alford( )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, Fred Alford explores the work and ethics of French philosopher Emmanual Levinas in the context of both psychoanalytic thought and the thought of Sartre, Iris Murdoch, Adorno and the wider Frankfurt School
Rethinking freedom : why freedom has lost its meaning and what can be done to save it by C. Fred Alford( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is aimed at those who are puzzled by the different ways in which the term "freedom" is used and abused. Based on interviews with people concerning the nature of freedom, the author compares what the people he talked with said about freedom with what Jean-Paul Sartre, Herbert Marcuse, and Iris Murdoch have to say about freedom. He concludes that the people he talked with about freedom constitute a "culture on the borderline" whose proponents are better served by learning the political and social skills necessary to carve out small spaces of freedom in a rationalized world
Psychology and the natural law of reparation by C. Fred Alford( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are there universal values of right and wrong, good and bad, shared by virtually every human? The tradition of the natural law argues that there are. Drawing on the work of psychoanalyst Melanie Klein, C. Fred Alford adds an extra dimension to this argument: We know these truths because we have hated before what we have loved, and have wished to destroy before we have wanted to preserve. Natural law is built on the desire to make reparation for the goodness we have destroyed or have longed to destroy. Through reparation, we earn salvation from the most hateful part of ourselves: that part which would destroy what we truly know to be good."--Jacket
After the Holocaust : the Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the path to affliction by C. Fred Alford( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holocaust marks a decisive moment in modern suffering in which it becomes almost impossible to find meaning or redemption in the experience. In this study, C. Fred Alford offers a new and thoughtful examination of the experience of suffering
The self in social theory : a psychoanalytic account of its construction in Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rawls, and Rousseau by C. Fred Alford( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Contient un chapitre sur Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Narcissism : Socrates, the Frankfurt School, and psychoanalytic theory by C. Fred Alford( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What evil means to us by C. Fred Alford( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In interviewing working people, prisoners, and college students, the author discovered "a profound, inchoate feeling of dread so overwhelming that they tried to inflict it on others to be rid of it themselves. ... Our society suffers from a paucity of shared narratives and the creative imagination they inspire."--Jacket
Group psychology and political theory by C. Fred Alford( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this innovative book, C. Fred Alford argues that the group - not the individual - is the most fundamental reality in society and that political theory has overlooked the insights of group psychology and leadership. Basing his argument on his experience with the Tavistock model of group learning (named for the institute in England where this method of group study originated), Alford asserts that small, unstructured, leaderless groups are the closest thing to the state of nature that political theorists write about. According to Alford, none of the familiar traditions in political theory - including modern state-of-nature theory, liberalism, communitarianism, postmodernism, and feminist theory - makes sense of the group experience. Most contemporary political theorists have erred in starting from the position of the individual and moving to an understanding of the individual's struggle to belong to the group and civil society. Instead, says Alford, political theorists should realize that the group is the state of nature, and that civil society is the product of the individual's struggle to separate from the group and develop a sense of self. Alford's book, like many of the traditional state-of-nature theories, includes an extended anthropological fable, a story about the state of nature that is intended to illustrate its principles
Melanie Klein and critical social theory : an account of politics, art, and reason based on her psychoanalytic theory by C. Fred Alford( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychoanalytic theory of Greek tragedy by C. Fred Alford( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities by C. Fred Alford( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contrary to the view of trauma popularized by literary theorists, Trauma and Forgiveness argues that the traumatized are capable of representing their experience and that we should therefore listen more and theorize less. Using stories and case studies, including testimonies from Holocaust survivors, as well as the victims of 'ordinary' trauma, C. Fred Alford shows that while the traumatized are generally capable of representing their experience, this does little to heal them. He draws on the British Object Relations tradition in psychoanalysis to argue that forgiveness, which might be expected to help heal the traumatized, is generally an attempt to avoid the hard work of mourning losses which can never be made whole. Forgiveness is better seen as a virtue in the classical sense, a recognition of human vulnerability. The book concludes with an extended case study of Austrian essayist Jean Ame;ry and his refusal to forgive"--
Think no evil : Korean values in the age of globalization by C. Fred Alford( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his investigation of the contemporary notion of evil, C. Fred Alford asks what we can learn about this concept, and about ourselves, by examining a society where it is unknown - where language contains no word that equates to the English term "evil." Does such a society look upon human nature more benignly? Do its members view the world through rose-colored glasses? Korea offers a fascinating starting point, and Alford begins his search for answers there."--Jacket
Narrative, nature, and the natural law : from Aquinas to international human rights by C. Fred Alford( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Saint Thomas : putting nature into natural law -- Maritain and the love for the natural law -- The new natural law and evolutionary natural law -- International human rights, natural law, and Locke -- Conclusion : evil and the limits of the natural law
Trauma, culture, and PTSD by C. Fred Alford( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the social contexts in which trauma is created by those who study it, whether considering the way in which trauma afflicts groups, cultures, and nations, or the way in which trauma is transmitted down the generations. As Alford argues, ours has been called an age of trauma. Yet, neither trauma nor post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are scientific concepts. Trauma has been around forever, even if it was not called that. PTSD is the creation of a group of Vietnam veterans and psychiatrists, designed to help explain the veterans' suffering. This does not detract from the value of PTSD, but sets its historical and social context. The author also confronts the attempt to study trauma scientifically, exploring the use of technologies such as magnetic resonance imagining (MRI). Alford concludes that the scientific study of trauma often reflects a willed ignorance of traumatic experience. In the end, trauma is about suffering."--Back cover
Extraction of beeswax by C. Fred Alford( )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Han'gugin ŭi simni e gwanhan bogosŏ = Korean values in the age of globalization by C. Fred Alford( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Korean and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Group psychology is the state of nature by C. Fred Alford( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between the philosophy of science and the critique of "technocracy" in the work of Herbert Marcuse and Jürgen Habermas by C. Fred Alford( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Whistleblowers : broken lives and organizational power
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Levinas, the Frankfurt school, and psychoanalysisRethinking freedom : why freedom has lost its meaning and what can be done to save itPsychology and the natural law of reparationAfter the Holocaust : the Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the path to afflictionWhat evil means to usGroup psychology and political theoryMelanie Klein and critical social theory : an account of politics, art, and reason based on her psychoanalytic theoryThe psychoanalytic theory of Greek tragedy
Alternative Names
Alford, C. F. 1947-

Alford, C. Fred

Alford, Charles Frederick

Alford, Charles Frederick 1947-

Alford, F. C.

Alford, Frederick

Alford, Frederick 1947-

Languages
English (198)

Korean (2)