Jung as psychologist of religion and Jung as philosopher of religion

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Abstract

Is it possible to be both a psychologist and a philosopher? Is it possible for a psychologist, or more generally a social scientist, to use social scientific findings to make philosophical claims? Specifically, is it possible for a social scientist to use social scientific findings to determine the existence of God? Did Jung profess to be only a psychologist or also a philosopher? If he professed to be both, did he enlist his psychological findings to make philosophical claims? Specifically, did he enlist his psychological findings to determine the existence of God?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-384, 394-397
Number of pages28
JournalThe journal of analytical psychology
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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Keywords

  • explanation
  • function
  • God
  • origin
  • philosophy
  • science
  • sociology

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Jung as psychologist of religion and Jung as philosopher of religion. / Segal, Robert A.

In: The journal of analytical psychology, Vol. 55, No. 3, 06.2010, p. 361-384, 394-397.

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