Spring Journal, Inc (2005), 160 pages
160 p.; 6 inches
Freudian and Jungian approaches to psychoanalysis have long been characterized by an historical animosity, acutely felt differences widening into strikingly different styles of discourse. Paul Kugler critically rethinks the pivotal concepts of psychoanalysis, and in the process makes evident what the theoretical differences between Freud and Jung have to offer contemporary depth psychology. Through a constructive dialogue between Freudian and Jungian psychoanalysis, Kugler shows that such a project is not only theoretically possible but that it is also of great clinical value. Topics include the unthinkable in depth psychology, Post-Structuralism and linguistics, seduction and the crisis of representation, the legacy of the dead, the co-evolutionary process of biology and language, and other topics at the frontier of contemporary psychoanalysis.
LibraryThing member JayLivernois
A good look at the differences, similarities, and conflicts between the two major schools of thought in psychoanalysis and its light history.