Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
University of Essex
Wednesday 28th April 2010
Professor John Clarke
‘Psyche and Cosmos: The Emergence of Order out of Chaos’
John Clarke is Professor Emeritus in the History of Ideas at Kingston University, London. He studied philosophy at UCL and Birkbeck College, and has lectured in philosophy at McGill University, Montreal, the University of Singapore, and Kingston University. His publications include In Search of Jung: Historical and Philosophical Enquiries and Jung and Eastern Thought: a Dialogue with the Orient. He is currently writing a book on emergence theory.
Abstract: Recent developments in the fields of complexity, self-organising systems and cosmogenesis have revived interest in the anti-reductionist idea of emergence, and this paper will examine some of the implications of this idea for our understanding of the human psyche, with particular reference to Jungian thinking.
Venue: Room 4N.6.1
Time: 5.00pm – 6:30pm
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