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About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
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1. The man and his psychology
2. Archetypes and the collective unconsious
3. The stages of life
4. Psychological types
7. Jung's alleged anti-Semitism
8. The summing-up
Posted August 16, 2013
This was a great introduction to the life and work of Carl Jung. Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist that founded analytical psychiatry. I was particularly interested in his theories about individuation and the comparisons to Freud. Jung disagreed with the basic tenets of Freudian theory. Freud focused heavily on sexuality and discounted the unconscious as a source of creativity. I loved that I had a glimpse of his childhood and how it differed from Freud's upbringing which shaped both man's character and ultimate contributions to the world of psychiatry as well as the study of religion, literature and related fields. I definitely recommend this book if you are interested in a straightforward, clear introduction to the world of Jung.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.