The Hermit Poet

January 14, 2005

Criticism and the Beautiful Coincidence

Filed under: Criticism,Quotes — Neil Aitken @ 12:52 pm

We must always bear in mind that, despite the most beautiful coincidence between the facts and our ideas, our explanatory principles are none the less only points of view.

~ C.G. Jung

Despite how beautifully any theory describes and/or models something, it is ultimately still one out of many points of view. Something I wish more English professors would consider when discussing critical approaches to literary texts.

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