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Title Archetypical Algorithms for Providing Existential Security of the Individual
Author(s) Yuri V. Gritskov, Nikolai M. Perelygin and Elena N. Syutkina
About the author(s)

Yuri V. Gritskov, Dr. Sci. (Philosophy), Professor, Professor at Philosophy chair of Institute for Humanities, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Nikolai M. Perelygin, Сand. Sci. (Philosophy), Professor, Chairman of “Mul’tiklet” Board of Directors, Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Elena N. Syutkina, Сand. Sci. (Philosophy), Senior lecturer at PR and Advertising chair, Liberal Arts university – University for Humanities, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

DOI 10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.MD05
Section Multidisciplinary section
Year 2019 UDK Index 159.923:[141.32 614.8] Pages 255 - 262

The authors aimed to investigate the role of archetypes of the collective unconscious in recognizing threats typical of human situations and developing ways of psychological protection against them. The authors reflected on existential security in the discourse of the C. G. Yung archetypes of the Collective Unconsciousness. A central place in shaping a sense of existential security belongs to the archetype Self that exercises spontaneous testing of any new situation in terms of threats and seeks for ways to neutralize them. The authors also formulated the notion of the philosophizing archetypes as human algorithms of existential reframing of images and experiences provoking a prolonged psychological discomfort. The conclusion was that while reformatting subjective images of situations perceived as bearing threats to an individual’s self typical existential meanings are constituted and provide long-term psychological resilience against these kinds of threats. The paper considers archetypical algorithms of protecting against the fear of death, overcoming a sense of guilt, adjusting to the situation through the creation of an attractor, or the change or loss of identity, etc. The authors introduced the notion of archetypal meaning. They also showed that the concept of archetypes as a methodological narrative in studying personality existential security allows us to comprehend and streamline, in a consistent way, the material accumulated in different areas of knowledge, design a coherent theoretical model of the phenomenon. The paper demonstrated a heuristic potential of the archetypal approach in theoretically modeling of the processes when mechanisms of personality existential security are disrupted.

Keywords existential security of personality, archetypal image, Self, Us-Self, archetypal meaning, archetypes of philosophizing.
For citation

Gritskov YV, Perelygin NM, Syutkina EN. Archetypical Algorithms for Providing Existential Security of the Individual. In: Perelygina EB, Zotova OYu, Drozdova AV, Tarasova LV. (eds.) Wellbeing and Security in the Face of Social Transformations: Collection of academic papers from the 10th International Symposium (Yekaterinburg, July 9–10, 2019). Yekaterinburg: Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; 2019. p. 255–262. Available from: doi:10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.MD05.

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Submitted 21.10.2019
Accepted 25.11.2019