The Essential Jung

The Essential Jung

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Princeton University Press

In this compact volume, British psychiatrist and writer Anthony Storr has selected extracts from Jung's writings that pinpoint his many original contributions and relate the development of his thought to his biography. Storr's explanatory notes and introduction show the progress and coherence of Jung's ideas. These notes link the extracts, and with Dr. Storr's introduction, they show the progress and coherence of Jung's ideas, including such concepts as the collective unconscious, the archetypes, introversion and extroversion, individuation, and Jung's view of integration as the goal of the development of the personality.Jung maintained that we are profoundly ignorant of ourselves and that our most pressing task is to deflect our gaze away from the external world and toward the study of our own nature. In a world torn by conflict and threatened by annihilation, his message has an urgent relevance for every thoughtful person.

Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2013
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2013
Edition: Paperback reissue, with a new foreword by John Beebe
ISBN: 9780691159003
Branch Call Number: 150.19 JUN
Characteristics: 447 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Storr, Anthony


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Jun 06, 2017

This is a successful attempt at distilling a huge intellectual output into one volume.Inevitably it is challenging in places, especially the section on Alchemy,and the vocabulary used can sometimes have you reaching for the big dictionary but the insights come along frequently enough to keep you motivated.

Mar 03, 2013

Loved it!


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