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Carl Jung (Critical Lives)

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Swiss-born Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) was one of the pioneers of psychology, largely responsible for the introduction of now-familiar psychological terms such as “introvert,” “extrovert,” and “collective unconscious.” But in spite of this, Jung has often remained on the fringes of academic discourse. Seeking to understand Jung in view of not only his life, but also in light of his extensive reading and prolific writing, this new biography reclaims Jung as a major European thinker whose true significance has not been fully appreciated.

 

Paul Bishop follows Jung from his early childhood to his years at the University of Basel and his close relationship—and eventual break—with Sigmund Freud. Exploring Jungs ideas, Bishop takes up the psychiatrists suggestion that “the tragedies of Goethes Faust and Nietzsches Thus Spoke Zarathustra . . . mark the first glimmerings of a breakthrough of total experience in our Western hemisphere,” engaging with Jungs scholarship to offer one of the fullest appreciations yet of his distinctive approach to culture. Bishop also considers the role that the Red Book, written between 1914 and 1930 but not published until 2009, played in the progression of Jungs thought, allowing Bishop to provide a new assessment of this divisive personality. Jungs attempt to synthesize the different parts of human life, Bishop argues, marks the man as one of the most important theorists of the twentieth century.

 

Providing a compelling examination of the life of this highly influential figure, the concise and accessible Carl Jung will find a place on the shelves of students, scholars, and both clinical and amateur psychologists alike.

Synopsis:

Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961), as well as being one of the pioneers of psychology, is one of the most controversial of thinkers: in spite of being largely responsible for the introduction of now-familiar psychological terms such as “extrovert” or “introvert”, Jung has often been sidelined, remaining on the fringes of academic discourse. In this new account Paul Bishop reclaims Jung as a major European thinker whose true significance, even now, is not fully appreciated.

Taking into account the role of Jungs recently published Red Book in the progression of his thought, Carl Jung re-assesses this divisive personality, reading Jung in terms not only of his biography, but also in light of his extensive reading and output. Jung once remarked that “the tragedies of Goethes Faust and Nietzsches Thus Spoke Zarathustra [. . .] mark the first glimmerings of a breakthrough of total experience in our Western hemisphere.” In this critical biography Bishop takes up this suggestion and engages with Jungs scholarship in order to offer one of the fullest appreciations yet of his distinctive approach to culture. He finds in Jungs attempt to synthesize all the different parts of human life an enterprise that marks him out as one of the most important theorists of the twentieth century.

 

About the Author

Paul Bishop holds the William Jacks Chair of Modern Languages at the University of Glasgow and is the author of Reading Goethe at Midlife: Ancient Wisdom, German Classicism, and Jung and Jung's "Answer to Job": A Commentary.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations

Introduction: Biography and/as Poetry/Truth

1. A Child of Goethe

2. Secrets: Manikins and Pencil-cases in the Loft

3. Science or Spiritism?

4. Occultism, Psychoanalysis, and Beyond

5. Out with the New, in with the (Very) Old: From Psychoanalysis to Analytical Psychology

6. Back to the Future: Bollingen and Alchemy

7. A Voyage of Discovery to the Other Pole of the World

Conclusion: Jungs Death and the Legacy of Analytical Psychology

 

References

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Acknowledgements

Photo Acknowledgements

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780232676
Author:
Bishop, Paul
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Subject:
Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
Biography-Social Scientists and Psychologists
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reaktion Books - Critical Lives
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 halftones
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.88 x 5 in

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Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961), as well as being one of the pioneers of psychology, is one of the most controversial of thinkers: in spite of being largely responsible for the introduction of now-familiar psychological terms such as “extrovert” or “introvert”, Jung has often been sidelined, remaining on the fringes of academic discourse. In this new account Paul Bishop reclaims Jung as a major European thinker whose true significance, even now, is not fully appreciated.

Taking into account the role of Jungs recently published Red Book in the progression of his thought, Carl Jung re-assesses this divisive personality, reading Jung in terms not only of his biography, but also in light of his extensive reading and output. Jung once remarked that “the tragedies of Goethes Faust and Nietzsches Thus Spoke Zarathustra [. . .] mark the first glimmerings of a breakthrough of total experience in our Western hemisphere.” In this critical biography Bishop takes up this suggestion and engages with Jungs scholarship in order to offer one of the fullest appreciations yet of his distinctive approach to culture. He finds in Jungs attempt to synthesize all the different parts of human life an enterprise that marks him out as one of the most important theorists of the twentieth century.

 

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