Jung vs. Borg: Finding the Deeply Human in a Posthuman Age

April 4th, 2024

1 Live Class | Offered Live via Zoom
Register: https://retreat.pacifica.edu/jung-vs-borg-finding-the-deeply-human-in-a-posthuman-age/

Program Description

Glen Slater’s recent publication Jung vs Borg: Finding the Deeply Human in a Posthuman Age contends that the industrial disruption of the outer world is being followed by a post-industrial disruption of the inner world. The shadow side of the online world as well as the impact of algorithms and AI on the society and culture exemplify this disruption. Prominent plans to merge humans and machines, focused on the joining of minds and computers, are shown to be outgrowths of this phenomenon, which promises to alter the foundations of human existence. This perspective propels the book’s critical assessment of the posthuman movement and leads to a depth psychological encounter with the cyborg—an image of human-machine hybridization that stands at the vanishing point on today’s techno-scientific horizon. Building on its response to the loss of instinct in the industrial era, Jung’s psychology of the unconscious is simultaneously shown to occupy a pivotal position in the increasingly pressing counter-cultural confrontation with the soulless excesses of the post-industrial, digital era. To purchase his book, visit: https://www.amazon.com/Jung-Borg-Finding-Deeply-Posthuman-ebook/dp/B0CQQ2FG98

Program Details


April 4th, 2024 5:00 – 6:30 PM PST


  • Free

Program link will be sent out prior to the event. For those unable to attend live, the presentation will be recorded and the link shared after the event.