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Projects such as For example, the Western literary critic Northrop Frye, has always gravitated to the so-called structuralism, that is, such a flow in the humanities, which seeks to create a scientific (exact) basis in the human sciences. In this context, the opposite of structuralism – existentialism, that is, line, claiming the priority of human freedom and uniqueness, unknowable to the scientific methods of analysis. Inclusion of these two trends, both complementary, to create a framework for holistic analysis and evaluation. The approach developed by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), just gravitated to structuralism, and existentialism. As notes, MN Afasizhev in the book "The Western concept of art" (New York: "High School", 1990, 176.) "One of the most popular in bourgeois aesthetics is now the direction of Freudianism, which is associated with named one of his former students and associates of Freud – the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, who created his own version of psychoanalysis – "depth psychology" (p. 71).

Despite the elements of a "socialist ideology" contained in author of the book as a whole, its assessment of the importance of Jungian psychology for the Western aesthetic thought, remains valid. Strongly influenced by the ideas of Carl Jung, were (or were) such influential writers as Hermann Hesse (Nobel Laureate in Literature), Thomas Mann (Nobel laureate in literature), Paulo Coelho, Stephen King, Northrop Frye Literary critic and others. Of course, now that there is no division into western and "our" aesthetics and criticism, and we actively use all the advances in the aesthetic and scientific thought.

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March 29th, 2015 at 6:46 pm

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