Freud Versus Jung: Analysis Versus Synthesis

Eastern religion and conflict in the history of the psychoanalytic movement
By Elizabeth Kaluaratchige

This article discusses the main causes of the disagreement between, on the one hand, Freud, who approaches psychical activity by analyzing its different components and develops a theory of the paternal law governing verbal thinking, and, on the other hand, Jung, who elaborates a notion of a psychical totality associated with “the maternal” and inspired by Eastern religious traditions.

  • Buddhism
  • the paternal function
  • mother
  • mysticism
  • analysis
  • synthesis
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