Jung Deleuze and the Problematic Whole

Jung  Deleuze  and the Problematic Whole

This book of expert essays explores the concept of the whole as it operates within the psychology of Jung, the philosophy of Deleuze, and selected areas of wider twentieth-century Western culture, which provided the context within which ...

Author: Roderick Main

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ISBN: 0367428741

Category: Holism

Page: 220

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This book of expert essays explores the concept of the whole as it operates within the psychology of Jung, the philosophy of Deleuze, and selected areas of wider twentieth-century Western culture, which provided the context within which these two seminal thinkers worked. Addressing this topic from a variety of perspectives and disciplines and with an eye to contemporary social, political, and environmental crises, the contributors aim to clarify some of the epistemological and ethical issues surrounding attempts, such as those of Jung and Deleuze, to think in terms of the whole, whether the whole in question is a particular bounded system (such as an organism, person, society, or ecosystem) or, most broadly, reality as a whole. Jung, Deleuze, and the Problematic Whole will contribute to enhancing critical self-reflection among the many contemporary theorists and practitioners in whose work thinking in terms of the whole plays a significant role.
Categories: Holism

Jung Deleuze and the Problematic Whole

Jung  Deleuze  and the Problematic Whole

This book of expert essays explores the concept of the whole as it operates within the psychology of Jung, the philosophy of Deleuze, and selected areas of wider twentieth-century Western culture, which provided the context within which ...

Author: Roderick Main

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000171341

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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This book of expert essays explores the concept of the whole as it operates within the psychology of Jung, the philosophy of Deleuze, and selected areas of wider twentieth-century Western culture, which provided the context within which these two seminal thinkers worked. Addressing this topic from a variety of perspectives and disciplines and with an eye to contemporary social, political, and environmental crises, the contributors aim to clarify some of the epistemological and ethical issues surrounding attempts, such as those of Jung and Deleuze, to think in terms of the whole, whether the whole in question is a particular bounded system (such as an organism, person, society, or ecosystem) or, most broadly, reality as a whole. Jung, Deleuze, and the Problematic Whole will contribute to enhancing critical self-reflection among the many contemporary theorists and practitioners in whose work thinking in terms of the whole plays a significant role.
Categories: Psychology

Holism

Holism

(A more focused study of the thought of Jung and Deleuze in relation to the concept of the whole, emerging from the same research project, can be found in the companion volume Jung, Deleuze, and the Problematic Whole [Main et al. 2020].) ...

Author: Christian McMillan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000768282

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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Holism: Possibilities and Problems brings together leading contributors in a ground-breaking discussion of holism. The terms ‘holism’ and ‘holistic’ arouse strong emotional responses in contemporary culture, whether this be negative or positive, and the essays in this interdisciplinary collection probe, each in its own way, the possibilities and problems inherent in thinking holistically. Christian McMillan, Roderick Main and David Henderson bring together established academics and emerging scholars across subject areas and disciplinary approaches to reveal the multiplicity and complexity of issues involved in holism. Divided into four parts, the chapters determine key strands of thinking explicitly or implicitly underpinning contemporary holistic thought, including what ethical conclusions might most reasonably be drawn from such thought. Accessible and diverse, this extensive volume contains chapters from the perspective of history, ecology, psychotherapy, poetry, mythology, and an especially strong representation of continental philosophy and Jungian depth psychology. Due to its multi-disciplinary nature, the book represents an unparalleled discussion of the meanings and implications of holism. Written by an innovative and international calibre of contributors, this pioneering collection will be essential reading for practitioners in depth psychology and scholars of Jungian studies, as well as academics and students of philosophy, religious studies, spirituality, history and the history of ideas. The book is a rich resource for the enhancement of critical reflection among all those with an interest in holism.
Categories: Psychology

Integration and Difference

Integration and Difference

New York: Routledge, 2015. Magee, Glenn Alexander. Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008. Main, Roderi , Christian McMillan, and David Henderson, eds. Jung, Deleuze, and the Problematic Whole.

Author: Grant Maxwell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000609141

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

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This groundbreaking work synthesizes concepts from thirteen crucial philosophers and psychologists, relating how the ancient problem of opposites has been opening to an integration which not only conserves differentiation but enacts it, especially through the integration of myth into the dialectic. Weaving a fascinating narrative that ‘thinks with’ the complex encounters of theorists from Baruch Spinoza, G. W. F. Hegel, Friedrich Nietzsche, and William James to Alfred North Whitehead, C. G. Jung, Gilles Deleuze, and Isabelle Stengers, this book uniquely performs the convergence of continental philosophy, pragmatism, depth psychology, and constructivist ‘postmodern’ theory as a complement to the trajectory culminating in Jacques Derrida’s deconstruction. This is an important book for professionals and academics working across the humanities and social sciences, particularly for continental theorists and depth psychologists interested in the construction of a novel epoch after the modern.
Categories: Philosophy

The Paradoxical Meeting of Depth Psychology and Physics

The Paradoxical Meeting of Depth Psychology and Physics

The status of exceptional experiences in the Pauli-Jung conjecture. In R. Main, C. McMillan & D. Henderson (Eds.), Jung, Deleuze and the Problematic Whole (pp. 142–166). London: Routledge. Edinger, E. (1984).

Author: Robert S. Matthews

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000608397

Category: Psychology

Page: 170

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This book unites the worlds of physics and depth psychology through analysis of carefully selected existing and new dream materials. Their interpretation by Matthews provides fertile ground for the unifying of the extreme opposites of psyche and matter and forms a continuation of the deep dialogue between acclaimed psychologist Carl Jung and Nobel physicist Wolfgang Pauli. What emerges is an individuation process where inner and outer worlds are intertwined through a succession of dream images, culminating with that of the ring i, the mathematical function at the heart of quantum physics. This mysterious function unites wave and particle and symbolically carries the quality of paradox. The occurrence of the ring i in Pauli’s and the author’s dreams suggests paradox is a necessary psychological state to experience a living union between psyche and matter. Analysis of accompanying materials further indicates the arising of a new world view where inner and outer, mind and matter, may again be seen as a unified whole. This book is an engaging read for academics and researchers in the field of Jungian psychology and will appeal to those interested in the novel application of quantum physics to philosophy, psychology and spirituality.
Categories: Psychology

Dual Aspect Monism and the Deep Structure of Meaning

Dual Aspect Monism and the Deep Structure of Meaning

Main, R. (2020) The ethical ambivalence of holism: An exploration through the thought of Carl Jung and Gilles Deleuze. In Jung, Deleuze, and the Problematic Whole, ed. by R. Main, D. Henderson, C. McMillan, Routledge, London, pp. 20–50.

Author: Harald Atmanspacher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000553888

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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Dual-Aspect Monism and the Deep Structure of Meaning investigates the metaphysical position of dual-aspect monism, with particular emphasis on the concept of meaning as a fundamental feature of the fabric of reality. As an alternative to other positions – mainly dualism, physicalism, idealism – that have been proposed to understand consciousness and its place in nature, the decompositional version of dual-aspect monism considers the mental and the physical as two aspects of one underlying undivided reality that is psychophysically neutral. Inspired by analogies with modern physics and driven by its conceptual problems, Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Gustav Jung, Arthur Eddington, John Wheeler, David Bohm, and Basil Hiley are the originators of the approaches studied. A radically novel common theme in their approaches is the constitutive role of meaning and its deep structure, relating the mental and the physical to a psychophysically neutral base.The authors reconstruct the formal structure of these approaches, and compare their conceptual emphases as well as their relative strengths and weaknesses. They also address a number of challenging themes for current and future interdisciplinary research, both theoretical and empirical, that arise from the presented frameworks of thinking. Dual-Aspect Monism and the Deep Structure of Meaning will be of interest to researchers and advanced students working in consciousness studies, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, metaphysics, and the history of 20th-century philosophy and physics.
Categories: Philosophy

Consciousness Unbound

Consciousness Unbound

Jung generally disclaimed that he engaged in metaphysics, which is why I have referred to his metaphysics here as implicit. In identifying panentheism as ... Jung, Deleuze, and the Problematic Whole (pp. 142–166). London: Routledge.

Author: Edward F Kelly

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781538139431

Category:

Page: 536

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Building on the groundbreaking research of Irreducible Mind and Beyond Physicalism, Edward Kelly and Paul Marshall gather a cohort of leading scholars to address the most recent advances in the psychology of consciousness. Currently emerging as a middle ground between warring fundamentalisms of religion and science, an expanded science-based understanding of nature finally accommodates empirical realities of spiritual sorts while also rejecting rationally untenable overbeliefs. The vision sketched here provides an antidote to the prevailing postmodern disenchantment of the world and demeaning of human possibilities. It not only more accurately and fully reflects our human condition but engenders hope and encourages ego-surpassing forms of human flourishing. It offers reasons for us to believe that freedom is real, that our human choices matter, and that we have barely scratched the surface of our human potentials. It also addresses the urgent need for a greater sense of worldwide community and interdependence - a sustainable ethos - by demonstrating that under the surface we and the world are much more extensively interconnected than previously recognized.
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Holism in Ancient Medicine and Its Reception

Holism in Ancient Medicine and Its Reception

Jung, Deleuze, and the Problematic Whole. London: Taylor & Francis (2020). Maran, T. Mimicry and Meaning: Structure and Semiotics of Biological Mimicry. Berlin: Springer (2017). McMillan, C., R. Main and D. Henderson (eds.) ...

Author: Chiara Thumiger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004443143

Category: History

Page: 464

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This volume aims at exploring the ancient roots of ‘holistic’ approaches in the specific field of medicine and the life sciences, with attention to the larger theoretical implications of these discussions, and their reception in modern debates.
Categories: History

Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States

Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States

Jung, Deleuze and the problematic whole. London: Routledge. McMillan, C. (2018). 'Jung and Deleuze: enchanted openings to the other: a philosophical contribution'. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 10 (3), 184–198. doi: ...

Author: Elizabeth Brodersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000168099

Category: Psychology

Page: 270

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In Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States: Betwixt and Between Borders, Elizabeth Brodersen and Pilar Amezaga bring together leading international contributors to analyse and interpret the psychological impact of contemporary border crossing - both literally and figuratively. Each chapter assesses key themes such as migration, culture, gender and identity formation, through a Jungian lens. All the contributors sensitively explore how creative forms can help mitigate the trauma experienced when one is forced to leave safety and enter unknown territory, and examines the specific role of indeterminacy, liminality and symbols as transformers at the border between culture, race and gender. The book asks whether we are able to hold these indeterminate states as creative liminal manifestations pointing to new forms, integrate the shadow ‘other’ as potential, and allow sufficient cross-border migration and fertilization as permissible. It makes clear that societal conflict represents a struggle for recognition and identity and elucidates the negative experiences of authoritarian structures attached to disrespect and misrecognitions. This interdisciplinary collection will offer key insight for Jungian analysts in practice and in training, psychotherapists, anthropologists, political and cultural theorists, and postgraduate researchers in psychosocial studies. It will also be of great interest to readers interested in migration, sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity studies.
Categories: Psychology

Psychology as Ethics

Psychology as Ethics

Reading Jung with Kant, Nietzsche and Aristotle Giovanni Colacicchi ... Titles in this series: Jung, Deleuze and the Problematic Whole Edited by Christian McMillan, Roderick Main and David Henderson Psychology as Ethics Reading Jung ...

Author: Giovanni Colacicchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000180114

Category: Philosophy

Page: 154

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Through his clinical work and extensive engagement with major figures of the philosophical tradition, Jung developed an original and pluralistic psycho-ethical model based on the cooperation of consciousness with the unconscious mind. By drawing on direct quotations from Jung’s collected works, The Red Book, and his interviews and seminars – as well as from seminal texts by Kant, Nietzsche, Aristotle and Augustine – Giovanni Colacicchi provides a philosophically grounded analysis of the ethical relevance of Jung’s analytical psychology and of the concept of individuation which is at its core. The author argues that Jung transforms Kant’s consciousness of duty into the duty to be conscious while also endorsing Nietzsche’s project of an individual ethics beyond collective morality. Colacicchi shows that Jung is concerned, like Aristotle, with the human need to acquire a balance between reason and emotions; and that Jung puts forward, with his understanding of the shadow, a moral psychology of the Christian notion of evil. Jung’s psycho-ethical paradigm is thus capable of integrating ethical theories which are often read as mutually exclusive. Psychology as Ethics will be of interest to researchers in the history of ideas and the philosophy of the unconscious, as well as to therapists and counsellors who wish to place their psychodynamic work in its philosophical context. It will also be a key reference for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and seminars in Jungian and Post-Jungian studies, philosophy, psychoanalytic studies, psychology, religious studies and the social sciences.
Categories: Philosophy