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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 in a car accident in the Western Desert in Egypt in 1956. The Logos of the Soul, published posthumously in 1963, is his only book.
cover of Logos of the Soul
With an introduction by JAMES HILLMAN
and a foreword by C. A. MEIER
Third, revised edition
Paperback original, 150 pages, $20
ISBN: 978-0-88214-175-6
Kindle/Apple Books, $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-88214-089-6
This new edition of the important study 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.
   Greek by birth, raised in Egypt, educated both at Cambridge (by Wittgenstein, among others) and trained at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Christou was a true heir of Socrates and the logical philosophers of Cambridge. The Logos of the Soul is the legacy of a gifted young intellectual whose life and work were cut short by a tragic accident.
The problem that the author attacks in this monograph is the most difficult in psychology, more difficult even than the classical one of consciousness. It is so difficult because it takes up first principles, the very method by means of which any psychological investigation can be carried on at all. In this sense it is metapsychology, but—and here is the new departure—it is not a metaphysical metapsychology that takes its premises from outside psychology.
An insightful delving into the higher questions and their ramifications for the disciplines of both philosophy and psychology.
Midwest Book Review (August 2007)