Rewriting the Soul

On False Consciousness and Indeterminacy in the Past: A Psychiatrist's Ruminations on Rewriting the Soul

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Kevin Chien-Chang Wu
Department of Social Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and National Taiwan University Hospital

It is my pleasure and also pressure, to present my short and premature review of Professor Hacking's book Rewriting the Soul: Multiple Personality and the Science of Memory. (Hacking, 1995). As a long-term admirer of Professor Hacking, I found it difficult for me to jump out of Professor Hacking's frame to analyze the issues regarding memory, history, and truth as presented in his book. In my angst to find out a good enough question to address in reviewing the book, I encountered a 40-year-old patient Lin, who was brought to me by her family.

Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, Number 7
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