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Jung: A Very Short Introduction
     

Jung: A Very Short Introduction

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by Anthony Stevens
 

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ISBN-10: 0192854585

ISBN-13: 9780192854582

Pub. Date: 06/07/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is the most lucid and timely introduction to the thought of Carl Gustav Jung available to date. Though he was a prolific writer and an original thinker of vast erudition, Jung lacked a gift for clear exposition, and his ideas are less widely appreciated than they deserve to be. Now, in this extremely accessible introduction, Anthony Stevens—one of Britain

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This is the most lucid and timely introduction to the thought of Carl Gustav Jung available to date. Though he was a prolific writer and an original thinker of vast erudition, Jung lacked a gift for clear exposition, and his ideas are less widely appreciated than they deserve to be. Now, in this extremely accessible introduction, Anthony Stevens—one of Britain's foremost Jungian analysts—clearly explains the basic concepts of Jungian psychology: the collective unconscious, complex, archetype, shadow, persona, anima, animus, and the individualization of the Self. A small masterpiece of insight and concision, this volume offers a clear portrait of one of the twentieth century's most important and controversial thinkers.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192854582
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/07/2001
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
401,816
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
1. The man and his psychology
2. Archetypes and the collective unconsious
3. The stages of life
4. Psychological types
5. Dreams
6. Therapy
7. Jung's alleged anti-Semitism
8. The summing-up
Further reading
Index

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Jung: A Very Short Introduction 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jayjay4791 More than 1 year ago
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.