Carl Jung’s Anti-Metaphysic and Empirical Phenomenology of Self. A Distrust of Words?
Jung would say that Words float through the centuries like the ship-Wrecked debris of a once mighty Vessel, never to be pieced back together quite properly.
After Reading Carl Jung’s book Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of Self, there is come an august sense of the Great Psychoanalyst’s conception of the Self and the Psyche contained therein. Jung was mightily affronted at the idea of psychology being treated as a metaphysic. Believing as he did that metaphysics in its very language is too overly shifting and ephemeral in meaning of the semiotics at use, that is the signs do not always point to the same referenced things in the thought of one mind to another. Jung desired an empiricism of psychology to deliver concrete into the hands of civilization—the language he discovered is not merely symbols but real embodied psychical structures manifest.
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