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Biography Terminable and Interminable: On Writing a Life of Francis Galton

Fancher, Raymond E. (1997) Biography Terminable and Interminable: On Writing a Life of Francis Galton.

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Abstract

This address discusses my biographical studies of Francis Galton (1822-1911) in terms of my "countertransference" to him: things about him that I like (his curiosity, breadth of interests, liveliness of his writing); that I dislike (inseensitivity to others, lack of tact, racism); and toward which I feel ambivalent (his sense of being near but not at the top of the achievement hierarchy).

EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:Galton, biography, psychobiography
Subjects:Chronology > 19th Century
History > Biography
Psychology > Eugenics
Psychology > Psychoanalysis
ID Code:125
Deposited By:Fancher, Raymond
Deposited On:11 December 2002