Jung in Context Persuasive Essay

Jung in Context
An overview of the historical context of Carl Jung's analytical psychology.
# 108934 | 4,808 words | 14 sources | APA | 2008 | GB
Published on Nov 06, 2008 in Psychology (Jung)

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This paper outlines the historical context of Jung's psychology and some of his major contextual influences such as Positivism, Kant, Schopenhauer, Goethe, Schelling, Carus and Nietzsche. The paper discusses how Jung's thought was both rational and irrational and how he used the former quality to study the latter. The paper then argues that the Jungian community should come together in order to focus on the irrational. The paper further argues that the Jungian community should make the irrational its specific area of psychology and articulate a science of the irrational.

Chapter 1
The Historical Context of Jungian Analytical Psychology
Romanticism and Positivism
Chapter 1 Conclusion
Chapter 2
The Science of the Irrational

From the Paper:

"Interested thinkers often point out that Jung himself was a childhood neurotic. This may be seen as a slight digression because this establishes a personal context for analytical psychology as opposed to the multitude of impersonal historical contextual influences. However, it is the other key factor in establishing a sketch of the context of analytical psychology, therefore it needs saying. Jung had a father complex. Carl Jung's father is portrayed as an authoritarian and dogmatic Christian who had repressed doubts about his faith. And Jung is regarded as having been a childhood neurotic in both Jungian and psychoanalytical literature. For example in the latter, Winnicott reads Memories, Dreams, Reflections as evidence of Jung as a childhood schizophrenic, a divided-self in search of a self-identity.47 In the Jungian literature, Michael Fordham, who helped compile Jung's Collected Works, also regards Jung as having been a childhood schizophrenic. Following reading the first draft of the childhood chapters of Memories, Dreams, Reflections Jung asked Fordham for his views.@

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bishop, P, (1999) Jung in Contexts: A Reader (Routledge)
  • Carroll, L, (2001) Alice in Wonderland (Courier Dover Publications)
  • Eisendrath, P. Y, and Dawson, T, (1997) The Cambridge Companion to Jung (Cambridge University Press)
  • Farndon, J, et al, (2005) The Great Scientists (Arcturus Publishing Ltd)
  • Jung, C, (1977) CW: Vol 18: The Symbolic Life: Miscellaneous Writings (Routledge)

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