Unconcealing Jung's transcendent function with Heidegger

Gildersleeve, Matthew (2015) Unconcealing Jung's transcendent function with Heidegger. The Humanistic Psychologist, 43 3: 297-309. doi:10.1080/08873267.2014.993074

Author Gildersleeve, Matthew
Title Unconcealing Jung's transcendent function with Heidegger
Journal name The Humanistic Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0887-3267
Publication date 2015-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/08873267.2014.993074
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 43
Issue 3
Start page 297
End page 309
Total pages 13
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract In the first sentence of his book, The Transcendent Function, Jeffery Miller says “The transcendent function is the core of Carl Jung's theory of psychological growth and the heart of what he called individuation, the process by which one is guided in a teleological way toward the person he or she is meant to be” (Miller, 2004, p. 1). Consequently, for Jung, the transcendent function is the question of unveiling the unconscious for individuation to take place or, as Heidegger would say, the question of unveiling Being for authenticity to take place. As a result of the apparent equivalence, these questions can be synthesised to demonstrate that read together, each of these thinkers brings deeper understanding, meaning, and interpretation to the projects of the other in such a way that an extension for application is created for both philosophy and psychotherapy.
Keyword Phenomenology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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Created: Sat, 15 Nov 2014, 23:04:30 EST by Mr Matt Gildersleeve on behalf of School of Biomedical Sciences