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EVANGELOS CHRISTOU (1922–1956)
Greek by birth, Evangelos Christou was raised in Alexandria, Egypt. He was educated at Cambridge (by Wittgenstein, among others) and trained at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Christou died tragically in a car accident in the Western Desert in Egypt in 1956. The Logos of the Soul, edited posthumously by his brother, the avant-garde composer and philosopher Jani Evangelou and published in 1963, is his only book.
Psyche
THE LOGOS OF THE SOUL
With a preface by JAMES HILLMAN
Second edition 2007
Paperback original, 112 pages, $20
ISBN: 978-0-88214-561-7
This book by the philosopher and psychologist Evangelos Christou outlines a fundamental logic for psychotherapy that is distinct from that of the natural sciences or philosophy. He proves that psychotherapy has its own legitimate area of activity and that its rights are based on the soul.
The problem which the author attacks in this monograph is the most difficult in psychology … because it takes up first principles, the very method by means of which any psychological investigation can be carried on at all.
—JAMES HILLMAN
An insightful delving into the higher questions and their ramifications for the disciplines of both philosophy and psychology.
Midwest Book Review (August 2007)