Specially dedicated to young people, this book deals with the fundamental aspects that constitute the foundation for healthy individual identity, such as: moral issues, social and personal relations, work, money, functionality within society and attitudes towards sex.
Antonio Meneghetti (1936-2013) was born in Italy.
He stood out with his powerful and uncommon academic education. He held four doctorates, a degree in Philosophy and ahonoris causa degree in Physics. The degree in Philosophy was obtained at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. Three doctorates – in Philosophy, Theology, and the Social Sciences – were obtained at Roman universities: a doctorate in Theology from the Pontifical Lateran University, and doctorates in Philosophy and in the Social Sciences at the Pontifical University St. Thomas Aquinas.
The fourth doctorate was obtained at the higher education institution of the Russian Federation, through an inter-ministerial decree and acknowledgement that no one else possesses in the classic territory of the Russian Federation.
Thehonoris causa degree in Physics was obtained at the Pro Deo University in New York for his discovery of the "semantic field”.
All of the above is in addition to multiple existential and professional experiences. In essence, after having lived within and experienced action, the author has conceptualized it for others who may acquire this capacity.
He was probably the last survivor of those great people of the past with an exceptional education in theology, philosophy, sociology, law, psychology and economic, with the ability to formalize unitary knowledge through rational evidence and concrete application.
For him Ontopsychology is the ability to find expression in the ontological nexus.
At the end of the 1960s he was attracted by the problem of schizophrenia, where he grasped a parallelism with the unsolved dilemma concerning the critical problem of knowledge. After visiting the European centres of psychoanalytic research (Paris, Fribourg, London, Tavistock, Vienna, Black Forest) he explored the currents coming from the United States, favouring at the beginning Rogers, May and Maslow. Husserl and Heidegger stimulated him a lot and Binswanger's reduction does not seem adequate to him.
In the 1970s, after he left university, where he taught Psychotherapy and Ontopsychology in the doctorate courses of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, he devoted himself to his psychotherapy practice for about ten years. During this period he proved quite adept and showed mastery with chronic symptomatologies, solving them. Subsequently, he went from psychotherapy to the specific education of social, economic and artistic leaders.