About the author: Paul Bishop read French and German at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he also undertook doctoral research. He spent a year at Harvard as henry Fellow, and he has conducted research at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach, as a DAAD Scholar and as a Humboldt Fellow. He teaches German language and literature at the University of Glasgow.
2000 0-7734-7593-1 Examines, for the first time, the filiation of a philosophical concept in relation to its use by the major 20th century thinker, C. G. Jung. It is a timely contribution to the history of the development of analytical psychology, as well as the ‘history of an idea’. It represents a new and substantial argument about the significance of Jung, placing him in an often-overlooked but vitally important intellectual context. It shows how Jung’s theory of synchronicity stems from a long and deep preoccupation with such central themes of German philosophy as the mind-body problem, the notion of intellectual intuition, and the critical philosophy of Immanuel Kant. It contextualizes Jung’s misprisioning of Kant in terms of the modernist interest in mysticism and occultism.
1999 0-7734-7992-9 This study examines Goethe's interest in Stoical though and applies to his novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften. Using the concept of ‘Stoical discourse' which, it is argued is informed by Goethe's reception of Stoicism, a new and original view is offered of what is, by common consent, one of Goethe's most difficult works.