Alchemists of Human Nature
Psychological Utopianism in Gross, Jung, Reich and Fromm
A study of Modernist utopias of the mind. This book examines the psychodynamic writings of Otto Gross, C G Jung, Wilhelm Reich and Erich Fromm. It argues, utopianism became increasingly important to the fundamental ambitions of all four thinkers, and places the 'utopian impulse' with the historical context of the early twentieth century.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 The Nature of Psychological Utopianism; Chapter 2 The New Soviet Man: Psychoanalysis and the Conquest of the Unconscious in the Early Days of the Soviet Union; Chapter 3 Anarchy, Eros and the Mother Right: Utopianism in Otto Gross; Chapter 4 Individuation and ‘National Individuation’: Utopianism in Carl G. Jung; Chapter 5 Sexual Revolution and the Power of Orgone Energy: Utopianism in Wilhelm Reich; Chapter 6 Socialist Humanism and the Sane Society: Utopianism in Erich Fromm; Chapter 7 Conclusion: Utopia, Illusion and Second Reality;