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Adam Phillips



Adam Phillips is a British psychoanalyst and acclaimed author of works that straddle philosophy, poetry, and politics.

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The Cure for Psychoanalysis

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.

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Reviewing ‘White Fragility’: Psychoanalysis with Racism

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst as well as one of the most influential essayists and thinkers writing today.

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Intimacies

Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here present a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy.

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One Way and Another: New and Selected Essays by Adam Phillips – Review

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.

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On Getting Better

To talk about getting better―about wanting to change in ways that we might choose and prefer―is to talk about pursuing the life we want, in the full knowledge that our pictures of the life we want, of our version of a good life, come from what we have already experienced.

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On Wanting to Change

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.

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Adam Phillips on 'Attention Seeking'

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.

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Winnicott

D.W. Winnicott's remarkable books, including "The Piggle", "Home Is Where We Start From" and "The Child", "Family and the Outside World" (all published by Penguin) are still read, valued and argued with over thirty years after his death.

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This Is Your Life

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).

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One Way and Another

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).

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