Nietzsche and Psychoanalysis

Online two-day course with Keith Barrett.

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9 May, 1:30 pm - 10 May, 5:00 pm


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All registrants will receive their link to join via ZOOM. Course material will be sent 1 day before the event. Time includes a tea break. All attendees will also receive access to the recording on the Monday after the course, available to watch back for 1 month.


Friedrich Nietzsche possessed such powerful psychological insight that Freud famously said that he avoided reading him in order not to be unduly influenced. This course will explore in depth the relationship between Nietzsche’s thought and psychoanalysis, examining a wide selection of his works, including ‘The Birth of Tragedy’, ‘The Gay Science’, ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’, ‘Beyond Good and Evil’, ‘On the Genealogy of Morals’ and ‘The Anti-Christ’.



Keith Barrett BA PhD received his first degree in philosophy from Oxford University after having spent three years working as a nursing assistant in psychiatric hospitals. It was in this practical context that Keith first encountered existentialism and psychoanalysis. He then began postgraduate studies on both Freud and Heidegger, leading finally to a PhD from the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL for a dissertation on ‘Freud’s Self-Analysis’. Keith has been a philosophy teacher for over 20 years, and has been delivering courses at the Freud Museum for over a decade, where he has developed a series of introductory lectures on Freud, psychoanalysis after Freud, and the overlap of philosophy and psychoanalysis.


Tickets £ 45

Freud Museum Members and Patrons receive 20% off the standard ticket price on all events, courses, conferences and On Demand programming.

A limited number of bursary places will be available for those unable to pay the full amount. Please email [email protected] for more information.

The purpose of this course is to raise funds for the Freud Museum London, which receives no regular public income.


9 May, 1:30 pm
10 May, 5:00 pm
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