Forum: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Literature

Tuesday 7 March 2017, 6.30-8pm. Wolfson Theatre, London School of Economics. What does the infinite mean to us as finite beings? Can we root our thinking in the finite, or does the idea of the infinite always return? Does thinking philosophically about the infinite inevitably lead us to theology? Thinkers from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literary studies […]

Lecture: “Difficult people”: A theory of defiance and the role of the social imaginary

1 March 2017, 3 pm – 5 pm. Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture at the University of Kent. Speaker: Nancy Potter, Louisville Abstract: Difficult and defiant people present problems to social cohesion, to law enforcement, to education, to psychiatry, and to the juridical system. But whose problems are these, and who bears the burden of […]

Radio: Simon Wessely on unexplained medical syndromes

On Radio 4’s The Life Scientific, the psychiatrist Simon Wessely reflects on, among other things, developments in our understanding of Chronic Fatigue Syndrom and Gulf War Syndrome, and shifts within psychiatry during his career. A fascinating account. The interview in full is available here. Professor Sir Simon Wessely has spent his whole career arguing that […]