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18:00 - 19:30 26 October 2011

BPS History of the Psychological Disciplines Seminar Series


544 | (link Map)
1-19 Torrington Place | WC1E 7HJ |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr. Martin Liebscher, UCL

For five years, from 1934 to 1939, C.G. Jung held a seminar series on Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra at the Psychological Club Zürich. Originally outlined as an introductory course into Analytical Psychology, the seminar is also a depiction of Jung’s development of thought, especially the extension and refinement of his archetypal theory. Historically, this epoch saw National Socialism coming to power in Germany, and Jung reflects these events throughout the seminar series. A close reading of Jung’s interpretation of Zarathustra can therefore shed a light on his reception of fascism and his heavily criticised attitude towards National Socialism.


Sonu Shamdasani
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