Anthropology of Consciousness 23 (2):127-157 (2012)

It is very curious that C.G. Jung has had so little influence upon the anthropology of consciousness. In this paper, the reasons for this oversight are given. The archetypal psychology of Jung is summarized and shown to be more complex and useful than extreme constructivist accounts would acknowledge. Jung's thinking about consciousness fits very well with a modern neuroscience view of the psyche and acts as a corrective to relativist notions of consciousness and its relation to the self
Keywords neuroanthropology  dreams  consciousness  archetypes  Jungian psychology
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DOI 10.1111/j.1556-3537.2012.01063.x
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