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(p. 267) Sum, I Am
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(p. 267) Sum, I Am
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271404.003.0048
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date: 23 October 2019

Winnicott in his talk to teachers of mathematics at a London teacher training college about the integrative factors that go to make up a sense of the self as a unit, a ‘me’. Winnicott plays on the Latin ‘Sum’ for ‘I am’ and as a subject of mathematics and elaborates on the development of the wholeness of self, the sum of the self, as well as its numerical meaning.

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