Frutto di un poderoso lavoro di ricerca e al tempo stesso testo eccezionalmente scorrevole e brillante, "La scoperta dell'inconscio" chiarisce e documenta le origini, l'evoluzione e il significato culturale delle diverse scuole di psichiatria dinamica. L'opera si propone, e consegue, due risultati fondamentali. Da un lato, dimostra come le attuali concezioni rappresentino la formulazionedi un'antica aspirazione terapeutica che, dopo essersi espressa nelle pratiche taumaturgiche religiose, si manifestò nel magnetismo e nell'ipnotismo trovando poi, fra Ottocento e Novecento, le sue più organiche definizioni nei sistemi di Janet, Freud, Adler e Jung. D'altro lato, ricostruendo l'ambiente culturale i cui vissero i padri della psichiatria dinamica, Ellenberger mostra come e in che misura nella loro opera siano presenti le grandi linee di forza che attraversarono la cultura europea nella seconda metà dell'Ottocento allo scoppio della prima guerra mondiale.
- ISBN: 8833903672
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 1095
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. Although never assigned, I purchased it in hardcover and read it with avidity. The scandal was that Ellenberger traces what he calls "dyn Leggi tutto
Ellenberger climbed Everest. No. Actually he really didn't. But that's what he attempted in this book. And by God he very obviously slogged his way through innumerable books and articles and libraries and interviews to an extent far, far outshadowing the research efforts of almost any other single v Leggi tutto
As most everyone knows, Freud discovered the unconscious, right? Wrong. Henri Ellenberger’s massive The Discovery of the Unconscious reveals that theories of the unconscious pre-date Freud by at least a century. Ellenberger describes in detail the very rich theories of the unconscious of Carus and v Leggi tutto
It's truly mindblowing such a book even exists. Ellenberger set out to do a seemingly impossible task, yet somehow succeeded. Tracking the discovery of the unconscious from its beginnings in prehistory up to the late 20th Century. Not only the history of dynamic psychiatry itself but expanding into
In this book, Ellenberger gives us some fascinating insights into the evolution of dynamic psychiatry and he shows just how much Freud, Adler and Jung stood on the shoulders of the many pioneers who provided the same ideas but are almost forgotten today. It is not enough to have a great idea – the e Leggi tutto
This is another one of those absolute tomes. A historical piece, worth a lot more as a reference than as a systematic work. I read it to learn a bit about Freud and Jung's biographies from an external perspective. What I found what that Jung tended to bend the truth, and that Freud saw the world as
The book is huge and amazing, filled with facts and very thoroughly documented. I gave it only 3 stars though because it's a huge investment of time, and I couldn't remember a lot of information throughout the book. It's interesting to understand where the idea of unconscious came from and how it ev Leggi tutto
A fascinating account of the many evolutes of modern psychiatry and psychotherapy as well as their origins in primitive healing practices, which are clearly embedded in both fields to this day.
Absolutely seminal if you want to understand the history of psychiatry and psychology, fundamentally, from the beginning with the discovery of the unconscious through hypnosis. This book is foundational for all of depth psychology and psychoanalysis and is still applicable today because Henri was a
Uno straordinario saggio in due volumi, avvincente come un romanzo, che percorre la storia della psichiatria dinamica dagli albori delle pratiche sciamaniche di restituzione dell'anima a chi l'aveva perduta, fino alle principale teorizzazioni del '900: Freud, Jung, Adler. Piacevolissimo e ricco di s Leggi tutto
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