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ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PHYSICS OF THEIR TIMES: EINSTEIN’S RELATIVITY, PAULI’S COMPLEMENTARITY AND C. G. JUNG

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PHYSICS OF THEIR TIMES:
EINSTEIN’S RELATIVITY, PAULI’S COMPLEMENTARITY
AND C. G. JUNG


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022
10AM – 4PM
FACULTY: ORSOLYA LUKÁCS, PhD
TUITION: $125

The multi-faceted C. G. Jung finds the answer to his lifelong quest for a third
position between the mechanistic nature of sciences and the unquestioning,
dogmatic nature of religion, in contemporary physics.

C. G. Jung’s interest in physics is already evident in his early
Zofingia writings where he attacks its mechanistic nature and
attempts to find a solution to a perceived one-sidedness. He finds
the answer in the theory of relativity during his meetings with
Albert Einstein in the early 1910s. The immediate influence of the
theory can be detected in Jung’s reconceptualization of the libido
as psychic energy in 1911-12, a cornerstone notion of his entire
psychology. Later, with the help of Wolfgang Pauli, Jung polishes
his understanding of physics. Building on his already acquired
knowledge of contemporary physics, and with a focus on the notion
of complementarity, he proposes the theory of “synchronicity.”
We will look at Jung’s continuous employment of physics notions in
the development of his theories and at his relationship to notable
physicists, such as Albert Einstein and Wolfgang Pauli. Attendees
will gain a complex understanding of Jung’s intellectual milieu
and the formulation of analytical psychology concepts from this
perspective, including how this influenced his work with patients.
ORSOLYA LUKÁCS, PhD, is an independent researcher who received her
PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies from the University of Essex, England. She is
interested in Jung’s use of physics and his connection to Albert Einstein and
the theory of relativity. Her book, C. G. Jung and Albert Einstein:
Analytical Psychology, Relativity and the Universe will be
published by Routledge at the end of 2022.

Details

Date:
October 29
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://jungsf.learningexpressce.com/index.cfm?fa=view&eventID=22673

Location

The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2610 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Phone:
628-688-0646