Jung looking at the stars: chaos, cosmos and archetype

Bishop, P. (2009) Jung looking at the stars: chaos, cosmos and archetype. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 1(1), pp. 12-24. (doi: 10.1080/19409050802681884)

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Taking as its starting-point an aphorism in The gay science, this paper examines Nietzsche's distinction between the (chaotic) ‘total character of the world’ and the (cosmic) ‘astral order in which we live’. It relates this distinction, not only to Nietzsche's earlier claim in The Birth of Tragedy that ‘it is only as an aesthetic phenomenon that existence and the world are eternally justified’, but also, via Goethe's Wilhelm Meister, to Jung's concept of archetypal structures. Finally, it examines the case of one of Jung's patients, a young labourer suffering from schizophrenia; Jung's interest in Hölderlin; and his discussion of the Stoic concept of heimarmene.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bishop, Professor Paul
Authors: Bishop, P.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > German
Journal Name:International Journal of Jungian Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1940-9060
Published Online:18 March 2009

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