C.G. Jung and the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious

C.G. Jung and the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious

by Robin Robertson
     
 

The author presents a stimulating panorama of Jung's psychology, and shows how accurately it corresponds to the strange world described by twentieth-century scientists in fields other than psychology. He traces the development of the concept of the archetypes of the collective unconscious from the dawn of the scientific method in the Renaissance to

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The author presents a stimulating panorama of Jung's psychology, and shows how accurately it corresponds to the strange world described by twentieth-century scientists in fields other than psychology. He traces the development of the concept of the archetypes of the collective unconscious from the dawn of the scientific method in the Renaissance to twentieth-century mathematician Kurt Gödel's proof of the limits of science. Robertson's presentation of Jung's psychology is the most complete to date, treating it as a connected whole, from the early experimental studies to the final work using alchemy as a model of psychological dynamics.

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«... an excellent overview of Jung's psychological theories, it is much more than a treatise on the archetypes. It is itself a collective discussion of humanity's achievements in its search for understanding. The reader need not be a philosopher, psychologist or mathematician to follow the fascinating journey Mr.Robertson takes us on, although professionals ... will enjoy the depth of scholarly approach ... It is a book to be read more than once... » (Gary Moring, Gnosis Magazine)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820403953
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/31/1987
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 8: Psychology , #7
Pages:
250

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