There is something essentially elusive about our subjective life, which makes it difficult to capture’. From this position of uncertainty, Roger Kennedy pursues his exploration of how we can gain access to the human subject, through what we experience as individuals and also through the multiple and complex interactions between individuals in the social field. He describes how the clinical setting provides a unique opportunity for understanding the enigmas of subjectivity. Psychoanalysts have privileged access to the most intimate and complex aspects of human reality. This is an outstanding book in which Roger Kennedy has succeeded in a major re-evaluation of how we describe the Self, and what that means.