A Sociological Search for the Metaphysical Roots of Man’s Alienation From Self

Ron Shane, Lauren Kupis, Alva Liang


The intent of this article is to demonstrate the coalescence between social psychology and English literature. Alienation is a phenomenon which must be comprehended both in sociological terms, and likewise, utilizing literary constructs. It is demonstrated in this work that alienation encompasses more than social alienation, psychological alienation, or sequestering from an individual’s work related pursuits. It is shown by the authors that alienation is also prodigiously metaphysical, where the individual is inflicted by a separation from self that involves the cryptic workings of the unconscious. It is necessary for both sociologists, psychologists, as well as other practitioners who are concerned with the multi-dimensional aspects of alienation to understand how this psychological process has mystical aspects that have been overlooked by pervasive theorists. 


Metaphysical alienation; Social Psychology; Existentialism; Marxian alienation; Marx, Self-estrangement; Romanticism

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