Marxists: What exactly is wrong with Carl Jung?
June 7, 2011 1:20 AM Subscribe
Hi there Marxists, or psychologists, or Jungians, or what have you.
My book club recently voted to read The Undiscovered Self
by Carl Jung. One member quit, insisting that she couldn't read Jung because she was a Marxist.
posted by kensington314 to Religion & Philosophy (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Let's leave aside the inanity of her basic notion for just a moment. ("I can't read this book because on some abstract philosophical level I disagree with it. I quit.")
Is there a fundamental beef between Marxists and Jungians?
I've read Marx's Concept of Man by Erich Fromm, and I know he has some connection to Jung at least in his foundation, influences, and studies, but otherwise I'm grasping at straws. Please explain to the best of your understanding.