The Theory of Psychoanalysis (volume 19) by Carl Gustav Jung

The Theory of Psychoanalysis (volume 19)

Carl Gustav Jung
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  • ISBN
    9781151018991 / 1151018996
  • Title The Theory of Psychoanalysis (volume 19)
  • Author Carl Gustav Jung
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 50
  • Publisher
    General Books
  • Imprint General Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 900mm x 600mm x 152mm


The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Volume: 19; Original Publisher: The Journal of nervous and mental disease publishing company; Publication date: 1915; Subjects: Neuroses; Psychology, Pathological; Sex; Psychology / General; Psychology / Psychopathology / General; Psychology / Movements / Psychoanalysis; Psychology / Movements / Jungian;

Publisher Description

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X Some General Remarks On Psychoanalysis As may easily be understood, psychoanalysis will never do for polyclinic work, and will therefore always remain in the hands of those few who, because of their innate and trained psychological faculties, are particularly apt and have a special liking for this profession. Just as not every physician makes a good surgeon, so neither will every one make a good psychoanalyst. The predominant psychological character of psychoanalytic work will make it difficult for doctors to monopolize it. Sooner or later other faculties will master it, either for practical uses or for its theoretical interest. Of course the treatment must remain confined entirely to the hands of responsible scientific people. So long as official science excludes psychoanalysis from general discussion, as pure nonsense, we cannot be astonished if those belonging to other faculties master this material even before the medical profession. And this will occur the more because psychoanalysis is a general psychological method of investigation, as well as a heuristic principle of the first rank in all departments of mental science (“Geisteswissenschaften”). Chiefly through the work of the Zurich School, the possibility of applying psychoanalysis to the domain of the mental diseases has been demonstrated. Psychoanalytical investigation of dementia praecox, for instance, brought us the most valuable insight into the psychological structure of this remarkable disease. It would lead me too far were I to demonstrate to you the results of those investigations. The theory of the psychological determinants of this disease is already in itself a vast territory. Even if I had to treat but the symbolic problems of dementia praecox I should be obliged to lay bef...

Author Biography

Jung studied medicine at Basel, and worked at the Burgholzli mental health clinic in Zurich (1900-1909). He met Freud in 1907, and became his leading collaborator. He became critical of Freud's approach in 1913, which caused a break between them.

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The Theory of Psychoanalysis (volume 19)