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.
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.
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