Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology

Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology : The Dream of a Science

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Occultist, Scientist, Prophet, Charlatan - C. G. Jung has been called all these things and after decades of myth making, is one of the most misunderstood figures in Western intellectual history. This book is the first comprehensive study of the origins of his psychology, as well as providing a new account of the rise of modern psychology and psychotherapy. Based on a wealth of hitherto unknown archival materials it reconstructs the reception of Jung's work in the human sciences, and its impact on the social and intellectual history of the twentieth century. The book creates a basis for all future discussion of Jung, and opens new vistas on psychology today.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 147.32 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0521539099
  • 9780521539098
  • 522,762

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'The author's meticulous research illustrates something that has increasingly been suspected by Jung scholars, that the psychologist made extensive use of other people's work to illuminate his conceptions of archetypes, collective unconscious, introversion, extraversion, dream analysis and complexes, often referring to his approach as complex psychology.' Economist 'Shamdasani has gone far in making the history of Jungian psychology truly professional. His is a superb achievement.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'To write a book like this and combine originality, historical accuracy, an understanding of improvisation in historical actors - all without partisanship - is truly special.' Medical Historyshow more

About Sonu Shamdasani

Sonu Shamdasani is a historian of psychology and a Research Associate of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London. He is editorial advisor to the heirs of C. G. Jung and his most recent book Cult Fictions: C. G.Jung and the Founding of Analytical Psychology has won numerous prizes.show more

Table of contents

Abbreviations and note on translation; Prologue: 'The Most Cursed Dilettante'; 1. The individual and the universal; 2. Night and day; 3. Body and soul; 4. The ancient in the modern.show more

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