Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology: The Dream of a by Sonu Shamdasani

By Sonu Shamdasani

After many years of delusion making, C.G. Jung continues to be essentially the most misunderstood figures in Western highbrow heritage. This finished examine of the origins of his psychology offers a brand new point of view at the upward push of recent psychology and psychotherapy. It reconstructs the reception of Jung's paintings within the human sciences, and its influence at the social and highbrow heritage of the 20 th century. The booklet creates a foundation for any destiny dialogue of Jung by way of establishing new vistas in psychology.

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Jung’s last major work alone, Mysterium Coniunctionis (1955–1956), contains over 2,300 footnotes. But what has not been sufficiently noted is the fact that this erudition was constitutive of his psychology, and significantly contributed to its form. For Jung, psychology was the discipline to unite the circle of the sciences. In his understanding, there was no field of human endeavor that was irrelevant for psychology – as in all human affairs, psychology studied the doer of the deed. 28 Consequently, there was no clear delimitation of the provenance of psychology.

For the best single volume history of psychology, see Roger Smith, 1997. Jung to Herbert Read, September 2, 1960, Letters 2, 589. 29 The mode in which he attempted to develop his psychology ran counter to the autonomized specialization that generally held the day in psychology. The work which marked the inauguration of this encyclopedic project was Transformations and Symbols of the Libido. This is not to suggest that his prior work was extraneous to this enterprise – rather, it was subsequently folded back into it.

McGuire papers, LC), original in English. “The significance of constitution and heredity in psychology,” CW 8, § 223. “The most cursed dilettante” 17 Our psychological experience is still too young and too little extended to enable general theories. 26 When considering Jung’s strictures on the possibility of psychology and his statements about the premature status of general theories in psychology, it is important to realize that he is including his own work in this assessment. It is precisely this mode of his thinking that tends to be filtered out.

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