Carl Jung by Bishop, Paul; Jung, Carl Gustav PDF

By Bishop, Paul; Jung, Carl Gustav

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Swiss-born Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) was once one of many pioneers of psychology, mostly chargeable for the advent of now-familiar mental phrases reminiscent of “introvert,” “extrovert,” and “collective unconscious.” yet on the other hand, Jung has usually remained at the fringes of educational discourse. trying to comprehend Jung in view of not just his existence, but in addition in gentle of his large studying and prolific writing, this new biography reclaims Jung as a huge ecu philosopher whose precise value has no longer been absolutely appreciated.
Paul Bishop follows Jung from his early youth to his years on the collage of Basel and his shut relationship—and eventual break—with Sigmund Freud. Exploring Jung’s principles, Bishop takes up the psychiatrist’s recommendation that “the tragedies of Goethe’s Faust and Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra . . . mark the 1st glimmerings of a leap forward of overall event in our Western hemisphere,” attractive with Jung’s scholarship to supply one of many fullest appreciations but of his unique method of tradition. Bishop additionally considers the position that the Red Book, written among 1914 and 1930 yet no longer released until eventually 2009, performed within the development of Jung’s idea, permitting Bishop to supply a brand new evaluation of this divisive character. Jung’s try and synthesize the various elements of human existence, Bishop argues, marks the fellow as some of the most very important theorists of the 20th century.
delivering a compelling exam of the lifetime of this hugely influential determine, the concise and accessible Carl Jung will discover a position at the cabinets of scholars, students, and either scientific and novice psychologists alike.

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1833–4. Krug was the author of the General Dictionary of the Philosophical Sciences (1820s/1830s) used by Jung. The language is almost biblical in its emphasis: when He revealed himself to Moses in the burning bush, God named Himself as ‘i am who i am’. Now Jung could forget about the manikin in the pencil-case in the loft, and begin to get on with being who he was. 52 Jung’s Philosophical Education Jung’s discovery of his own identity – of how he embarked on the path, in Nietzschean terms, of becoming who he was – took place, as all self-discovery must, in a specific historical, geographical and cultural context: in his case, in late nineteenth-century bourgeois Switzerland.

46 Like the image of the Copernican revolution, this passage has caused a good deal of controversy, but it may provide a context for the moment when Jung, in his famous interview with John Freeman in 1959, replied, 55 in response to a question about whether he believed in God: ‘I know. I don’t need to believe. ’47 It is common, and by no means entirely wrong, to read postKantian philosophy as a series of attempts to evade the restrictions Kant had placed on the knowledge of the noumenon. 48 One of the most sustained attempts to work within the Kantian paradigm, yet nevertheless radically to alter its conclusions, can be found in the thought of Schopenhauer, who argued that we can know what the noumenon is.

Using his father’s library as a starting-point, Jung began to read the novels of Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816–1872), the author of numerous bestsellers informed by his global travels. He read (in translation) the great English novels, and despite the best efforts (then as now) of 53 the education system to spoil them, the classics of German literature. Jung had a voracious bibliographical appetite: he read drama, poetry, history, science. Of the philosophical tradition in a stricter sense, Jung felt himself attracted to the thought of the Presocratic philosophers: to Pythagoras (known as the ‘first philosopher’), to Heraclitus, to Empedocles.

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