Kathleen O'Dwyer's Writings
Buber’s Challenge: I and ThouHow do we relate to each other? As individuals, we are intermittently aware of our sometimes subtle but undeniable separateness and distance from others, even those with whom we share bonds of love, friendship or acquaintance. This separateness is seen simultaneously as a reason to rejoice, at our uniqueness, our privacy and our...
Underlying the diverse motivations of human behaviour and characterizing the various modes of being in the world at physical, psychological and mental levels of experience, the desire for happiness seems paramount. Of course, happiness is subjective and is interpreted differently according to personal understanding and external circumstances. For some, reflection...
I am a writer interested in philosophy, psychoanalysis and literature and their relevance to everyday life. My first book, The Possibility of Love, was published in 2009. I write articles for scholarly and popular journals and magazines. At present, I am...
Kathleen’s Favorite Books
The Interpretation of Dreams, Civilization and its Discontent, Beyond Good and Evil, Human, All Too Human, The Story of a Marriage, Room, The Unbearable...