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This publication bargains a feminist philosophical research of up to date public skepticism approximately women's thoughts of prior damage. It concentrates totally on writings linked to the fake reminiscence Syndrome beginning (FMSF), based in 1992 as a foyer for fogeys whose grownup kids have accused them of a few abuse after a interval of getting now not remembered it.

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I do not develop a sense of niyself independent of what I do, reassessing my past through narrative, for exaniple; nor do I develop a sense of self independence about how others make possible and influence iiiy acts of renienibering, intending, and becoming proud. If the sketch is accurate, it suggests that we can attack someone’s sense of self when we interfere with her abilities to understand her past, her abilities to carry out her plans, or the grounds for her self-respect. Hanson regards her granddaughter’s interpretation as, at the very least, an attack on her past.

Borland’s interpretation underiiiines the positive role that the father plays in Hanson’s self-regard. Also, as Borland realizes, Haiison essentially repeats and intends to repeat the occasion of coiiiiiig to be proud by skillfully relating the story of her conipetent betting to her granddaughter. Borland is meant to witness Hanson’s skill at betting through her skill at storytelling. When Borland suggests that Hanson, in telling the story, unknowingly iiiisrepresents herself and iiiisfiaiiies the importance of her own narrative, Borland is refusing to be this witness.

Read (1994). Unfortunately, it has been adopted even by authors who attenipt to be carefill in their assessment of the FMSF. See Janice Haaken (1998) and Shelley Park (1999). This term does not always pick out a distinctive therapy niovenient or school in the way it is intended. It is used indiscriminately by many authors to criticize any practice of psychotherapy that involves a n interest in a woninn’s past. 4. Kenneth Pope (1996, 1997) provides a good survey of clainis about an epidemic as well as the best critical analysis of their lack of support.

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