Five main questions surfaced for me as I closely read the thoughtful and considered paper on transformative reversal and its brim-full of literary examples of a methodological application, transformative reversal.
In English versions of the work of Nietzsche, “Übermensch” is often translated as “Superman” or “Overman”. The term “Superman” has many simplistic connotatives as a result of the comic book hero in popular culture, so for most scholars today, “Overman” is the more suitable term. “Overman” refers to Nietzsche’s conception of a person who has […]
“When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have been committed in the name of rebellion.” C. P. Snow, ‘Either-Or’ (1964)
Contrary to common misunderstandings Carl Gustav Jung (b. 26th July 1875 – d. 6th June 1961) is not quite as easily read as one might at first imagine, and nor does his mature psychology unfold or become simply explained by a single overarching theory.