Without doubt Carl Gustav Jung is one of the outstanding figures of the twentieth century. The originator of a whole new epoch in our understanding of ourselves his writings have appealed to millions. Jung was a prolific writer as the Collected Works testify but his writing is often difficult. Where should the interested reader go to first? If to Jung's own writings, then which? If to some of the widespread writings about Jung's psychology, then again which are the best? This choice would be difficult at the best of times but the explosion of interest in Jung's work and the increasingly wide applications that are being found for it make the task even more formidable.
Renos Papadopoulos has drawn upon his expert knowledge in the academic and clinical fields to provide a hundred key papers from the vast body of work by and about Jung. Anyone wishing to find out about the main areas of Jung's work, the key issues involved, and the latest debates and applications, will find in this Critical Assessments of Carl Gustav Jung an essential guide that will provide a time-saving and reliable resource.
Each volume carries an editorial introduction and each of the papers is by a leading specialist in their field. They cover a wide spectrum of approaches ranging from locating Jung within the context of European philosophy to assessing his specific psychotherapeutic techniques; from discussing his theory of personality and pathology to reflecting on the implications of his work for ecology, gender, history and other spheres of human culture.
Carl Gustav Jung: Critical Assessments provides an invaluable aid to all serious students of Jung, from trainee and practising Jungian analysts to academic scholars. It forms an indispensable companion to Jung's Collected Works.
This is an extraordinarily generous and rich contribution to the interpretive literature on C.G.Jung … an indispensable addition to any halfway adequate collection of reference works on depth psychology … a work that affords the world-wide community of students of Jung - the cliches seem to force themselves upon me - a wealth of riches, a treasure-trove. - James L. Jarrett, Harvest Journal of Jungian Studies