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The Emergence of the Unconscious: From Ancient Healing to Psychoanalysis

Semester and Year SP 2015
Course Number IDSEM-UG1188
Section 001
Instructor Lee Robbins
Days TR
Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Units 4
Level U
Requirement   SOC



Recognized in the modern world as Freud’s id and Jung’s collective unconscious, what we call the unconscious has a long and dignified ancestry in the ancient healing art of shamanism and in the histories of both Eastern and Western religion, philosophy and medicine. Our focus will be to trace the development of the idea of the unconscious as it evolves in the Upanishads, Greek Mystery Religion, Plato and Augustine through the Enlightenment, Freud, Jung and beyond, to the postmodern condition. This academic course will challenge your preconceived notions about the human psyche.


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Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)