Jung Contra Freud:
The 1912 New York lectures on the theory of psychoanalysis

Translated by R.F.C. Hull. Originally published in Jung’s Collected Works, Volume 4. This edition features a historical contextual introduction by Sonu Shamdasani.

In the autumn of 1912, C. G. Jung, then president of the International Psychoanalytic Association, set out his critique and reformulation of the theory of psychoanalysis in a series of lectures in New York, ideas that were to prove unacceptable to Freud, thus creating a schism in the Freudian school. Jung challenged Freud’s understandings of sexuality, the origins of neuroses, dream interpretation, and the unconscious, and Jung also became the first to argue that all analysts should themselves be analyzed. Seen in the light of the subsequent reception and development of psychoanalysis, Jung’s critiques appear to be strikingly prescient, while also laying the basis for his own school of analytical psychology.

This volume of Jung’s lectures includes a new introduction by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London and editor of Jung’s Red Book.


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Hardcover | 2012 | $67.50 / £46.95 | ISBN: 9780691154183
Paperback | 2012 | $11.95 / £7.95 | ISBN: 9780691152516
136 pp. | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 |


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