Psychological and Philosophical Studies of Jung’s Teleology (Philosophy and Psychoanalysis)

New Book – Psychological and Philosophical Studies of Jung’s Teleology

Psychological and Philosophical Studies of Jung’s Teleology: The Future-Orientation of Mind, Garth Amundson (Editor), part of the Philosophy and Psychoanalysis Series by Routledge, Jon Mills series editor.

This important new volume addresses an underappreciated dimension of Jung’s work, his concept of the teleology, or “future-orientation”, of psychic reality.

The work, authored by an international group of Jungian scholars, expands upon the socio-cultural, psychological, therapeutic, and philosophical import of this key pillar of the Jungian oeuvre, offering a compelling alternative to current, culturally dominant ideas about how change occurs. The book addresses varied aspects of his teleological thought generally, and its application to the psychotherapeutic endeavor specifically, engaging Freudian, neo-Freudian, and related theoretical orientations in an informed dialogue about the critical issue of the emergent unfolding of subjectivity in treatment.

This is an illuminating read for those interested in the study of Jungian theory, psychoanalysis, social psychology, religion, transpersonal psychology, indigenous wisdom traditions, and philosophical metapsychology.

Chapters and contributors are: Introduction: Jung’s Teleology: its Historical Origins and Place in his Theory
Garth Amundson; 1. Coming into Being: Telos in Jung and Bion, Mark Winborn; 2. On Truth, Reasonable Certainty, and God: Conviction as Revelatory Process in Peirce and Jung, Garth Amundson; 3. Jung’s Call to Eros: a Personal Journey, Tosia Zraikat; 4. The Ravenous Hydra and the Great Tree of Peace: The Teleology of Indigenous and European Civilizations, Shane Eynon; 5. Archetype of the Machine,
Jody Echegaray; 6. The Dance of Limit and Possibility, Giorgio Tricarico