Henri F. Ellenberger, the Swiss medical historian, is best remembered today as the author of The Discovery of the Unconscious (), a brilliant, encyclopedic. The Discovery Of The Unconscious. The History And Evolution Of Dynamic Psychiatry. by Henri F. Ellenberger. Share. Trade Paperback. Buy Book. The Discovery Of The Unconscious by Henri F. Ellenberger, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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This book has wonderful discussions in its footnotes.

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The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry

Accompanying the essays are an extensive interpretive introduction and a detailed bibliographical essay by the editor. Unlike many histories of psychology, Ellenberger has a deep appreciation of how political and economic circumstances weave themselves into, under and around the field of psychology in shaping what it becomes.

These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. Michael Taft rated it it was amazing Jan 15, It beautifully describes the progression of mankind’s awareness of their biases and projections, and thus, while generally not recognized so, a great contribution for scientific thinking in itself, particularly in magnetism and hypnosis, and its progression with different theories and methods over time.

At times it feels overkill, but nevertheless, it provides an incredibly helpful context to understand how and why certain ideas developed. Not only the history of dynamic psychiatry itself but expanding into the surrounding sociological, economic, political, cultural, medical and philosophical background.


The Discovery Of The Unconscious : The History And Evolution Of Dynamic Psychiatry

The background of individual thinkers can get pretty long, often easily going over a dozen pages simply describing the family or personality of a single individual, but I found it often still provided interesting insights, and it’s always easily skippable, given it’s very well structured with sections within each chapter.

If you’re passionate about psychiatry or the unconscious in general, this book has ineffable value. CG Jung Institute staff. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science discovvery through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Why Freud Was Wrong: From Psychoanalysis to Behaviour Modification. The Best Books ellenbeeger The second aspect led to Ellenebrger being credited with the achievements of others. Sin, Science and Psychoanalysis. Refresh and try again. May 29, Rozzer rated it it was amazing Shelves: That alone speaks volumes about the importance of the roots of dynamic psychiatry.

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Several of the articles appear ellenbberger in English translation for the first time. Alexandra Ferreira-Valente rated it liked it Jun 17, This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. It’s indeed quite long and takes time and effort, but the writing is excellent and rarely tedious.

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The Story of “Anna O. This book was much talked about in the psychology department at Union Theological Seminary, talked about as if there were something naughty or scandalous about it.

It written in a scholarly way but uses terms that could be understood by the lay educated person. At least in one volume. Bryan Liu rated it liked it May 11, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Archived from the original on Section is currently based on secondary sources discussing the work. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Overall this is a terrific a terrific book. If you doubt the size of the task, then order this book and find out.

The scandal was that Ellenberger traces what he calls “dynamic” and what I would call “depth psychology” back to religion, spiritualism, occultism, quackery and charlatanism.

Still, the association is made and it is hard to avoid. Chad rated it it was amazing Jun 01, Freud’s Wishful Dream Book.