Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology: The Dream of a Science

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 11, 2003 - History - 387 pages
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After decades of myth making, C. G. Jung is one of the most misunderstood figures in Western intellectual history. This book is the first comprehensive study of the origins of his psychology, as well as providing a new account of the rise of modern psychology and psychotherapy. It reconstructs the reception of Jung's work in the human sciences, and its impact on the social and intellectual history of the twentieth century. This book creates a basis for all future discussion of Jung, and opens new vistas on psychology today.

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User Review  - JayLivernois - LibraryThing

A valuable work, but it has some important mistakes especially concerning Jung and Nazism and the origins of Eranos. Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Sonu Shamdasani is a historian of psychology and a Research Associate of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London. He is editorial advisor to the heirs of C. G. Jung and his most recent book Cult Fictions: C. G.Jung and the Founding of Analytical Psychology has won numerous prizes.

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