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Alchemists of human nature : psychological utopianism in Gross, Jung, Reich, and Fromm

Author: Petteri Pietikäinen
Publisher: London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first book-length study of Modernist utopias of the mind. Pietikainen examines the psychodynamic writings of Otto Gross, Carl G. Jung, Wilhelm Reich and Erich Fromm. After they broke from Freud and orthodox psychoanalysis, Pietikainen argues, utopianism became increasingly important to the fundamental ambitions of all four thinkers. He shows how Gross' Matriarchal Communism, Jung's Archetypal Cosmos,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Otto Gross; C G Jung; Wilhelm Reich; Erich Fromm; Otto Gross; C G Jung; Wilhelm Reich; Erich Fromm; Erich Fromm; Otto Gross; C G Jung; Wilhelm Reich; Otto (Psychologe) Gross; Carl G Jung; Wilhelm (Arzt) Reich; Erich Fromm; Erich Fromm; Otto Gross; Carl G Jung; Wilhelm Reich
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Petteri Pietikäinen
ISBN: 9781851969234 1851969233
OCLC Number: 141384973
Description: vii, 290 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature of psychological utopianism --
The new Soviet man : psychoanalysis and the conquest of the unconscious in the early days of the Soviet Union --
Anarchy, eros and the mother right : utopianism in Otto Gross --
Individuation and "national individuation" : utopianism in Carl G. Jung --
Sexual revolution and the power of orgone energy : utopianism in Wilhelm Reich --
Socialist humanism and the sane society : utopianism in Erich Fromm --
Conclusion: Utopia, illusion and second reality.
Responsibility: Petteri Pietikainen.
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A study of Modernist utopias of the mind. This book examines the psychodynamic writings of Otto Gross, C G Jung, Wilhelm Reich and Erich Fromm. It argues, utopianism became increasingly important to  Read more...

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