Archetypes and consciousness

Idealistic Studies 7 (January):28-49 (1977)

When we consider the concepts and assumptions of a way of interpreting we are not abstracting ourselves from concrete analytical practice, but are dealing with one dimension of that practice. When a person’s assumptions and concepts change, aspects of his therapeutic work will also change. The philosophical ideal of conceptual clarity means that one strives to be able to recognize how he interprets what is going on—he strives to recognize how he proceeds with the therapeutic process in relation to other options. In that way he has a far better chance of allowing the experience to speak for itself to him, i.e., when he knows something about his own assumptions in relation to a variety of other assumptions, he is able to hear how an occurrence exceeds or differs from his own accustomed ways in which he makes sense of things.
Keywords Archetype  Awareness  Consciousness  Epistemology  Imagination  Metaphysics  Naming  Ontology  Psychoanalysis  Psychology  Jung
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DOI 10.5840/idstudies1977718
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