Unconcealing Jung’s transcendent function with Heidegger

Gildersleeve, Matthew (2015) Unconcealing Jung’s transcendent function with Heidegger. The Humanistic Psychologist, 43 (3). pp. 297-309. ISSN 0887-3267


In the first sentence of his book, The Transcendent Function, Jeffery Miller says 'The transcendent function is the core of Carl Jung's theory of psychological growth and the heart of what he called individuation, the process by which one is guided in a teleological way toward the person he or she is meant to be' (Miller, 2004, p. 1). Consequently, for Jung, the transcendent function is the question of unveiling the unconscious for individuation to take place or, as Heidegger would say, the question of unveiling Being for authenticity to take place. As a result of the apparent equivalence, these questions can be synthesised to demonstrate that read together, each of these thinkers brings deeper understanding, meaning, and interpretation to the projects of the other in such a way that an extension for application is created for both philosophy and psychotherapy.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2015, Copyright © Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.
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Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2018 23:30
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 04:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: personality disorders; rehabilitation; Heidegger's reflections; phenomenology; ontology; psychoanalysis
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220310 Phenomenology
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220318 Psychoanalytic Philosophy
Fields of Research (2020): 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320221 Psychiatry (incl. psychotherapy)
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500310 Phenomenology
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500320 Psychoanalytic philosophy
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08873267.2014.993074
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34925

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