FREUD'S IMPOSSIBLE LIFE: A Public Lecture by Adam Phillips
Freud, as the inventor of psychoanalysis, was preoccupied with the way people tell the stories of their lives. In this public lecture, Phillips will talk about both Freud's remarkable life and what Freud had to say about the larger art of biography.
Adam Phillips is a writer, cultural critic, and a self-confessed skeptical psychoanalyst. He has always believed psychoanalysis to be closer to poetry than medicine, articulating a postmodernist version of psychoanalysis in which it is seen as a way of constructing 'narratives' about people's inner lives. He is the author of numerous books and General Editor of the new Penguin Classics translations of Freud.
Saturday May 12, 2012
10 - 12 noon
Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
Cost: $20 - $45