Monday, 1 March 2004

From "The Plural Psyche"

By Andrew Samuels.

Psychological jargon does have living entities locked up in it -- sometimes people, but often daimons, animals, or gods. even the most scientistic classical Freudian will talk of the ego being strong or weak and of the relations between ego, id, and superego as if they were three personages. The reason for this is that psychology theory-making doesn't seem possible without that kind of implicit personification. Jung was the arch exponent of this; his whole psychology takes the form of an animation of inner personages.

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