Adam Phillips is a British psychoanalyst and acclaimed author of works that straddle philosophy, poetry, and politics.
Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst as well as one of the most influential essayists and thinkers writing today.
Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here present a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy.
How should we read psychoanalysis? Many of its great theorists – Sigmund Freud, Donald Winnicott, Jacques Lacan – trained as doctors, and their successors tend to follow the rigid formulae of academic papers.
We live in a world in which we are invited to change - to become our best selves, through politics, or fitness, or diet, or therapy.
We change all the time - growing older and older - and how we think about change changes over time too.
Adam Phillips talks to Devorah Baum about his latest book, 'Attention Seeking', which argues, among other things, that attention seeking is the best thing we do.
This book presents a day long symposium with Adam Phillips and includes two brilliant essays that reveal what is at the heart of psychoanalysis – a practice that can enable both analyst and patient to live life more fully.
Adam Phillips, Britain’s foremost psychoanalytic writer, dislikes the modern notion that we should all be out there fulfilling our potential, and this is the subject of his new book, “Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
Adam Phillips, one of Britain's most renowned psychoanalysts and literary figures, joins RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor for a conversation about life, the universe, and everything (and maybe a little Freud as well).
All of us lead two parallel lives: the one we are actively living, and the one we feel we should have had or might yet have. As hard as we try to exist in the moment, the unlived life is an inescapable presence, a shadow at our heels.
Late in June, I interviewed British psychoanalyst and prolific essayist Adam Phillips about his new collection of essays, On Balance (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), which ranges over fundamentalism, W. H. Auden, sleep, and the idea of excess.