Apr 3, 2020, 10:49 AM
by Ryan Drummond
I think reading Jung without reading Nietzsche can easily bait one into intellectual (and moral) hazard.
I’d say, too, that reading Nietzsche without reading the cognitive sciences or the work of yourself, for example, can bait people into empirical hazard.
The breadth of such work simply can’t be understood by reading one author, or even two authors.
You need to cover the existential, the theological, the moral, the historical, the cultural, the psyche, and the scientific objectivity to get a ‘clearer’ picture of the totality.
Even then we can easily fall into traps of bias and error!
I admire how P takes all of these things and knits them together into a logical web of truth that can be followed and understood a little more clearly by those with no exposure or those with partial exposure to these things.
It also, if you want to take it far enough, opens up avenues of thought and totality for even hardened scholars in such fields of study.