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Freud and Philosophy: Overcoming the Self and its aporias with Michael Pelias


Spon­sors of the Sat­ur­day Crit­i­cal Thought series (since 2010)
Sig­mund Freud
(2:00 – 4:00pm): an eight week course -$15 per ses­sion or $100 for all eight ses­sions.

This sem­i­nar will address the very ambiva­lent and volatile rela­tion­ship between psy­cho­analy­sis and philo­soph­i­cal dis­course. The ongo­ing ten­sion between the epis­te­mo­log­i­cal ground­ing of psy­cho­analy­sis and the inex­act art and “sci­ence” of inter­pre­ta­tion needs a reex­am­i­na­tion. Giv­en the dom­i­nance of Behav­ioral and cog­ni­tive psy­chol­o­gy and the rel­e­ga­tion of Psy­cho­analy­sis to an upper class lux­u­ry with very lit­tle impact on every­day life, think­ing on the Left must reeval­u­ate the con­tem­po­rary con­text of psy­chopathol­o­gy in the light of the its all too for­got­ten trans­for­ma­tive poten­tial.

Readings: To Be Announced

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Seminar Schedule and Details


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