This book considers the thought and personalities of two popular icons of twentieth century philosophical and psychological thought - Nietzsche and Jung - and reveals the extraordinary connections between them. Through a thorough examination of their work, Nietzsche and Jung succeeds in illuminating complex areas of Nietzsche's thought and resolving ambiguities in Jung's reception of these theories. This demonstration of how our understanding of analytical psychology can be enriched by investigating its philosophical roots will be of great interest to students in psychology, philosophy and religion as well as practising Jungian analysts.
Introduction. Part1: Opposites in the Whole Self. Opposites in Early Nietzsche: Metaphysical, Aesthetic, and Psychological Opposites. Opposites in Nietzsche Post-1878: The Denial of Metaphysical Opposites. The Übermensch as a Union of Opposites. Opposites in the Jungian Model of the Psyche. The Self as a Union of Opposites. Part 2: The Potential Influence of Nietzsche's Model on Jung. The Disagreement Between Nietzsche and Jung: The Process of Uniting Opposites. The Similarities Between Nietzsche and Jung: The Whole Self in the Union of Opposites. Part 3: Jung's Rejection of Nietzsche's Model. Nietzsche's Madness: A Jungian Critique of Nietzsche's Model. Nietzsche's Absolution: A Metacritique of Jung's Critique of Nietzsche's Model. Jung's Shadow: The Ambiguities of Jung's Reception of Nietzsche Resolved. Jung's Madness: A Nietzschean Critique of Jung's Model. Part 4: Conclusion.
Lucy Huskinson is a fellow of the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. She has contributed articles for the Journal of Analytical Psychology and Harvest Journal for Jungian Studies.