Jung and Levinas: An Ethics of Mediation by Frances Gray

By Frances Gray

This e-book brings C.G. Jung into dialog with the French thinker Emmanuel Levinas, taking an intensive view of post-modernist idea which, the writer argues, is relentlessly introverted. Frances grey provides thoroughly new study which extends analytical psychology into the realm of dispute solution in mediation inside of a deeply philosophical framework. Arguing that mediation is a therapeutics that includes a psycho-social archaeology which, in flip, calls for acceptance of the foundational roles of sex/gender, time and narrative in inter-subjective relationships, this booklet develops Jung’s method of projection as a moral technique that assumes the presence of a sex/gendered Other.

Chapters discover the potential of a psycho-social archaeology via improvement of the argument radical flip to the basics of our personal consciousnesses can open up a panorama on which we commence to model the ethical braveness invaluable for the perform of different dispute answer in mediation. This ebook highlights Jung’s competition that withdrawal of projection is a essentially ethical endeavour and that even if Levinas’ face of the opposite will be visible as a fashion of acknowledging the Otherness of the opposite, there are limits to its program in Jungian pondering. This e-book continues that the face of the opposite is necessary to any ethical stumble upon and, particularly, brings us to the transformational chances of the method of dispute solution in mediation.

Jung and Levinas will attract researchers, scholars and practitioners of analytical psychology, dispute answer, utilized ethics, clash reports and transformation.

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We deploy spatial metaphors in describing our expectations and our remembrances. The quickness or slowness attributed speaks to the relativity of time, to the events that are occurring now, to what we expect, and to what we recall in relation to that now. This is our perceptual appreciation of time. And it is the idea of time with which many of us work when we think about memory. The mind of memory Long before the emergence of modern psychology and recent artistic preoccupations, memory had been a topic of interest to philosophers, mainly from an epistemological perspective.

I can glide from one to the other. I can probe deep into them and never find the end of them. This is the power of memory! This is the great force of life in living man, mortal though he is! (Augustine, 1961, Book X: 17) Psycho-cultural memory, which throughout this book I maintain is just what is understood by Carl Jung as the collective unconscious, permeates our lives. Introduction: mediation as therapeutics 13 Memory, consciousness and unconsciousness, personal or collective, are interdependent.

This is, in part, the making of a world ad hoc. Again, this is a matter for further exploration in the next chapters. Mediation as therapy: time and memory 29 Jung argued that the collective unconscious is both causally effective and affective in relation to the individual psyche ( Jung 1968). Given the idea of worldmaking, we can begin to think of collective unconscious, not as a scientific hypothesis, but as a way of understanding human experience. The notion of the collective unconscious world-makes through the kind of language used in its elucidation.

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