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  • noun Plural form of absolutism.

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Examples

  • In my book, Trauma and Human Existence Routledge, 2007, I contended that the essence of emotional trauma lies in the shattering of what I called the absolutisms of everyday life, the system of illusory beliefs that allow us to function in the world, experienced as stable, predictable, and safe.

    Robert D. Stolorow: The Meaning and the Rhetoric of Evil: Auschwitz and Bin Laden

  • In my book, Trauma and Human Existence Routledge, 2007, I contended that the essence of emotional trauma lies in the shattering of what I called the absolutisms of everyday life, the system of illusory beliefs that allow us to function in the world, experienced as stable, predictable, and safe.

    Robert D. Stolorow: The Meaning and the Rhetoric of Evil: Auschwitz and Bin Laden

  • Because we are all finite beings over whom death and loss constantly loom, Stolorow theorizes, human beings develop what he calls the absolutisms of everyday life.

    Helen Davey: Counting My People

  • I have characterized the essence of emotional trauma (RD Stolorow, Trauma and Human Existence, Routledge, 2007) as a shattering of what I call the absolutisms of everyday life -- the illusory beliefs that allow us to experience the world as stable, predictable, and safe.

    Robert D. Stolorow: The Economic Crisis as Collective Trauma

  • In my work over the last two decades attempting to grasp the nature of emotional trauma (RD Stolorow, Trauma and Human Existence, Routledge, 2007), I have concluded that its essence lies in the shattering of what I call the absolutisms of everyday life, the system of illusory beliefs that allow us to function in the world, experienced as stable and predictable.

    Robert D. Stolorow: Resurrective Ideology In An Age Of Trauma

  • Because we are all finite beings over whom death and loss constantly loom, Stolorow theorizes, human beings develop what he calls the absolutisms of everyday life.

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  • There are three main ideas in Stolorow's book on trauma that I have found extremely useful in analyzing my own life and those of my patients: (1) the concept of retraumatization, (2) what Stolorow calls the absolutisms of everyday life, and (3) the importance of being able to find a relational home for our feelings of loss and grief.

    Orphaned By Job Loss: The Death of Pan Am

  • There are three main ideas in Stolorow's book on trauma that I have found extremely useful in analyzing my own life and those of my patients: (1) the concept of retraumatization, (2) what Stolorow calls the absolutisms of everyday life, and (3) the importance of being able to find a relational home for our feelings of loss and grief.

    Helen Davey: Orphaned By Job Loss: The Death of Pan Am

  • There are three main ideas in Stolorow's book on trauma that I have found extremely useful in analyzing my own life and those of my patients: (1) the concept of retraumatization, (2) what Stolorow calls the absolutisms of everyday life, and (3) the importance of being able to find a relational home for our feelings of loss and grief.

    Helen Davey: Counting My People

  • For many airline personnel after the trauma of 9/11, the absolutisms of everyday life had been destroyed.

    Helen Davey: Terrorism and Me

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