Synopses & Reviews
Freudian and Jungian approaches to psychoanalysis have long been characterized by an historical animosity, acutely felt differences widening into strikingly different styles of discourse. Paul Kugler critically rethinks the pivotal concepts of psychoanalysis, and in the process makes evident what the theoretical differences between Freud and Jung have to offer contemporary depth psychology. Through a constructive dialogue between Freudian and Jungian psychoanalysis, Kugler shows that such a project is not only theoretically possible but that it is also of great clinical value. Topics include the unthinkable in depth psychology, Post-Structuralism and linguistics, seduction and the crisis of representation, the legacy of the dead, the co-evolutionary process of biology and language, and other topics at the frontier of contemporary psychoanalysis.
Freudian and Jungian approches to pyschoanalysis have long been characterized by a historical enmity, acutely felt differences having widened into striklingly different styles of discourse.
About the Author
PAUL KUGLER, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst trained in Zurich practicing in East Aurora, New York. He is the past president of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and a former member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Jungian Analysts. His books include Supervision Jungian Perspectives on Clinical Supervision, and, more recently, The Alchemy of Discourse: Image, Sound and Psyche.