Emotion: A Comprehensive Phenomenology of Theories and Their Meanings for Therapy / Edition 1

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Overview


What is the meaning of strong emotions? What is emotion itself? What is really happening in therapy when people "express their emotions?"

As James Hillman writes in his new preface to this sweeping study, he intends nothing less than "to vitalize a standard topic of academic psychology by making the theory of emotion as crucial as is emotion itself in our lives." Hillman offers an informative and readable survey of a range of theories of emotion, focusing on the twentieth century but moving also from Greek thought to early Christianity to nineteenth-century German physiology. The work challenges readers to rethink our concepts and thereby to re-experience emotional phenomena.

Hillman's study contributes to today's renewed interest in the history of the body. Furthermore, his understanding of emotions in terms of epiphany makes a stimulating contribution to phenomenology. It is equally thought-provoking for the therapist, the philosopher, the intellectual historian, and the general reader.

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Originally published in 1960 (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul). Jungian scholar Hillman surveys ancient and modern reflection on human emotion and then reunites the insights he has discovered into an integrated understanding of emotion. With an important new preface (8 pp.) by Hillman. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810110205
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1992
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 318
  • Sales rank: 1,425,672
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


James Hillman is a psychologist, scholar, international lecturer, pioneer psychologist, and the author of more than twenty books, including The Soul's Code, Re-Visioning Psychology,Healing Fiction, The Dream and the Underworld, Inter Views, and Suicide and the Soul.   A Jungian analyst and originator of post-Jungian "archetypal psychology, " he has held teaching positions at Yale University, the University of Chicago, Syracuse University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Dallas, where he cofounded the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. After thirty years of residence in Europe, he now lives in Connecticut.
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Table of Contents

Preface

Part I. Introduction
A. The Problem
B. The Method
C. The Scope and Plan
Bibliographical Note to Part I

Part II. Differentiation
The Phenomenology of the Theories of Emotion

Preliminary:
I. The Various Denials
II. Emotion as a Distinct Entity
III. Emotion as an Accompaniment
IV. Emotion and Isomorphism
V. Emotion and the Unconscious
VI.  Emotion as Energy
VII. Emotion as Quantity
VIII. Emotion as Totality
IX. Emotion and Psychological Location
X. Emotion and Physiological Location
     A. The Brain
     B. The Blood, Gut and Glands
     C. The Muscles
XI. Emotion and SItuation
XII. Emotion and the Subject-Object Relation
XIII. Emotion and Genesis
XIV. Emotion and Representations
XV. Emotion as Signification
XVI. Emotion as Conflict
XVII. Emotion as Disorder
XVIII. Emotion as Creative Organization
XIX. Addenda on Emotion and Spirit

Part III. Integration
A. Preliminary
B. The Concept of 'Cause'
C. Causa Efficiens
D. Causa Materialis
E. Causa Formalis
F. Causa Finalis
G. Coda

Abbreviations
General Bibliographical Index
Subject Index

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