Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority
"The Psychological Difference" in the Work of Wolfgang Giegerich
Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority is the first collection of essays dedicated to the study and application of Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority—a new ‘wave’ within Analytical Psychology which pushes off from the work of C. G. Jung and James Hillman. The book reflects upon the notion of psychology developed by German psychoanalyst Wolfgang Giegerich, whose Hegelian turn sheds light on the notion of soul, or psyche, and its inner logic and ‘thought’, forming a radical new basis from which to ground a modern psychology with soul.
The book’s theme - ‘the psychological difference’ - is applied to topics including analytical theory, clinical practice, and contemporary issues, ranging from C. G. Jung’s Mysterium, to case studies, to the nuclear bomb and the Shoah. Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority expounds upon the complexity, depth, and innovativeness of Giegerich’s thought, reflecting the various ways in which international scholars have creatively explored a speculative psychology founded upon the notion of soul. The contributors here include clinical psychologists, Jungian analysts, and international scholars.
With a new chapter by Wolfgang Giegerich and a foreword by David Miller, Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority will be essential reading for depth and clinical psychologists, Jungian psychoanalysts in practice and in training, and academics and students of post-Jungian studies. It is also relevant reading for all those interested in the history of philosophical thought and what it means to think in the highly sophisticated and technological world of the twenty-first century.
Table of Contents
Foreword by David L. Miller. Preface. Introduction. Part 1: 'The Psychological Difference' in Theory 1. "Geist" or: what gives Jungian Psychology its absolute uniqueness and is the source of its true life Wolfgang Giegrich 2. 'The Psychological Difference' in Jung's mysterium coniunctionis Pamela Power 3. C.G. Jung's substantial denial of 'The Psychological Difference' in his Psychology Yasuhiro Tanaka 4. Interiorizing an underlined sentence into itself: some reflection on being "only that!" Greg Mogenson 5. Image as picture, image as debris 6. A note on 'soul', 'man', anthropology and Psychology Marco Heleno Barreto Part 2: 'The Psychological Difference' in contemporary life and practice 7. A little light Patricia Berry 8. The logic of forgiveness Jennifer M. Sandoval 9. Reflections on a case study of neurosis in light of PDI Daniel J. Anderson 10. The nuclear bomb re-visited through the eyes of the Shoah John C. Knapp 11. "One small step for a man..." The moon landing and 'The Psychological Difference' John Hoedl 12. This loss is not an interlude: Entering the radical ecopsychology project Jordan Dessertine Afterword: "...Bringing them the Plague" 2.0 Greg Mogenson. Index.
John C. Knapp, Ph.D. (Chicago, IL, USA) and Jennifer M. Sandoval, Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA, USA) are licensed clinical psychologists in private practice.
"This book is a feast! It explains and amplifies the most radical of recent psychological perspective and thinking, positing the notion of psychology as psychology with soul, or as a discipline of interiority. This is necessary reading for anyone who desires to engage in conversations concerning true psychology and its relevance to contemporary life." - David L. Miller, Ph.D., Watson-Ledden Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University, USA