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Another serious misunderstanding: Jung, Giegerich and a premature requiem

Saban, Mark (2015) 'Another serious misunderstanding: Jung, Giegerich and a premature requiem.' Journal of Analytical Psychology, 60 (1). pp. 94-113. ISSN 0021-8774

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Barreto's paper, ‘Requiem for analytical psychology’ utilized Jung's dreams and visions to argue for the obsolescence of Jungian psychology. Its thesis rested upon the theoretical assumptions of Giegerich's psychology as a Discipline of Interiority, which he and Giegerich claim are themselves based in Jung's psychology. Here I argue that that claim is misplaced because it depends upon a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of Jung's psychological project. I shall further argue that Giegerich's arguments for a Jungian basis to his psychology rely upon misreadings and decontextualisations of Jung's original texts. Finally, I shall attempt to draw attention to the weaknesses and contradictions involved in Barreto's interpretations of Jung's dreams and visions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Giegerich;Jung's dreams and visions;obsolescence of analytical psychology;soul
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0500 Psychoanalysis
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 19:42
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2015 19:42

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