Archetype: A Natural History of the Self

Archetype: A Natural History of the Self

By: Anthony Stevens (author)Paperback

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Commonly dismissed as mystical by scientists, archetypes were described by Jung as biological entities, which have evolved through natural selection, and which, if they exist at all, must be amenable to empirical study. Anthony Stevens has discovered the key to opening up this long-ignored scientific approach to the archetype.

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Contents

Acknowledgments. A note to the reader. Personal Introduction. Part one: Archetypes in History. Jung and The Ethologists. Archetypes and Meaning. The Archetypal Hypothesis. Archetypes and Behaviour. Archetypes and Experience. Part Two: Archetypes in Practice. The Family. The Mother. The Father. On the Frustration of Archetypal Intent. Personal Identity and the Stages of Life. The Archetypal Masculine and Feminine. Shadow: The Archetypal Enemy. Synthesis and Integration. On Being in Two Minds. A Question of Balance. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/02/1990
  • ISBN13: 9780415052207
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780415052207
  • weight: 521
  • ISBN10: 0415052203

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