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Lectures on Jung's Typology

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First presented as lectures at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, the two authors expand, each in their own way, upon Jung's famous theory of types: Introversion and Extroversion as attitudes; Feeling, Thinking, Sensation and Intuition as functions of the personality.

Hillman elaborates upon the feeling function and differentiates it from eros, from emotion, from feminini

Published (first published June 1971)
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Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This gets five stars for Marie-Louise von Franz, James Hillman's contribution to Jungian typology are practically irrelevant in my opinion.

Von Franz does an exquisite job of delineating the inferior function in each type, how it fits within Jung's model of the psyche, its role in adult psychological growth, and useful methods on how patients can access their inferior function.

She illuminates her arguments via case histories, mythological analogy, and anecdotal observations. This is hardly a ro
Oct 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First Hillman writing I came across, "The Feeling Function." I didn't understand as many as half the words but his writing somehow lit a fire in my capacity to imagine, and perhaps that confusion was a precise necessity to ignite the aether of the imaginal....
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Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic work, von Franz's essay is the most readable I've come across on the inferior function.
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3.5 stars for von Franz, 2 stars for Hillman. 2.75 overall. I cannot deal with amount of psycholanalytic language that Hillman uses in the second half of his part; there's even an entire section on the mother complex!
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Marie-Louise von Franz was a Swiss Jungian psychologist and scholar.
Von Franz worked with Carl Jung, whom she met in 1933 and knew until his death in 1961. Jung believed in the unity of the psychological and material worlds, i.e., they are one and the same, just different manifestations. He also believed that this concept of the unus mundus could be investigated through research on the archetypes
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“Many people discover relatively soon in life that the realm of their inferior function is where they are emotional, touchy and unadapted, and they therefore acquire the habit of covering up this part of their personality with a surrogate pseudo-reaction. For instance, a thinking type often cannot express his feelings normally and in the appropriate manner at the right time. It can happen that when he hears that the husband of a friend has died he cries, but when he meets the widow not a word of pity will come out. They not only look very cold, but they really do not feel anything! They had all the feeling before, when at home, but now in the appropriate situation they cannot pull it out. Thinking types are very often looked on by other people as having no feeling; this is absolutely not true. It is not that they have no feeling, but that they cannot express it at the appropriate moment. They have the feeling somehow and somewhere, but not just when they ought to produce it.” 6 likes
“Practically, it is most helpful when one wants to find out the type to ask, what is the greatest cross for the person? Where is his greatest suffering? Where does he feel that he always knocks his head against the obstacle and suffers hell? That generally points to the inferior function. Many people, moreover, develop two superior functions so well that it is very difficult to say whether the person is a thinking intuitive type or an intuitive type with good thinking, for the two seem equally good. Sometimes sensation and feeling are so well developed in an individual that you would have difficulty in ascertaining which is the first. But does the intuitive thinking person suffer more from knocking his head on sensation facts or from feeling problems? Here you can decide which is the first, and which the well-developed second, function.” 2 likes
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