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Jung: A Very Short Introduction

Anthony Stevens

Publication Date - June 2001

ISBN: 9780192854582

192 pages
Paperback

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Retail Price to Students: $11.95

A concise and readable introduction to one of the foremost thinkers of our time

Description

This is the most lucid and timely introduction to the thought of Carl Gustav Jung available to date. Though he was a prolific writer and an original thinker of vast erudition, Jung lacked a gift for clear exposition, and his ideas are less widely appreciated than they deserve to be. Now, in this extremely accessible introduction, Anthony Stevens--one of Britain's foremost Jungian analysts--clearly explains the basic concepts of Jungian psychology: the collective unconscious, complex, archetype, shadow, persona, anima, animus, and the individualization of the Self. A small masterpiece of insight and concision, this volume offers a clear portrait of one of the twentieth century's most important and controversial thinkers.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Features

  • Lucid and timely introduction to the thought of Carl Gustav Jung
  • Clearly explains the basic concepts of Jungian psychology: the collective unconscious, complex, archetype, shadow, persona, anima, animus, and the individualization of the Self
  • A small masterpiece of insight and concision, this volume offers a clear portrait of one of the twentieth century's most important and controversial thinkers

About the Author(s)

Anthony Stevens is also the author of Archetype: A Natural History of the Self (1982), On Jung (1990), and, most recently, The Two Million-Year-Old Self (1993).

Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    1. The man and his psychology
    2. Archetypes and the collective unconsious
    3. The stages of life
    4. Psychological types
    5. Dreams
    6. Therapy
    7. Jung's alleged anti-Semitism
    8. The summing-up
    Further reading
    Index