Brian Nuckols on Dreams, Pt. 2: Freud and Jung | Who Shaves the Barber? #10

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Freud and Jung
Freud (L) and Jung (R)

In this second part of our interview, Brian Nuckols explains the Freudian and Jungian pictures of the psyche. While doing so, he digs into concepts such as depth-psychology, projection, shadow, and anima/animus. Among other issues, Brian explains how Freud’s and Jung’s outlooks differ, what role culture plays for Freud, and just what the ontological status of Jung’s archetypes is.

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Next week: Brian Nuckols on Dreams, Pt. 3: Techniques
Special thanks for Jackie Blum for the podcast art, and The Tin Box for the theme music.

Topics discussed

0:44 – Intro Freud – historical context
2:20 – Freudian psyche
7:53 – The divided psyche as self-fulfilling psyche?
12:37 – Baudrillard, depth psychology in reverse, and projection
21:00 – Jungian psyche
27:44 – Political philosophy and Jungian shadow projection
37:15 – Difference between Freudian and Jungian psyches
44:41 – Jung’s ontology

Sources

Brian’s map of the psyche
Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious by Carl Jung

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