Psychoanalysis & Philosophy: Philosophers of the Unconscious

Online day course with Dr Keith Barrett, streamed from Freud's study.

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18 June, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


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Psychoanalysis & Philosophy: Philosophers of the Unconscious

Please note: Bookings will close 24 hours before the start of the course at which point attendees will be emailed access details.

A recording will be made available to ticket holders for 10 days after the event.


From Schopenhauer to Nietszche, Freud and Jung.

Please note: This day course scheduled for 17 May 2020 will now take place on 20 June 2020.

By the second half of the nineteenth century, the outlines of our contemporary intellectual situation had begun to appear.

On the one hand, the triumph of scientific materialism had ensured that our public institutions would embody the values of the Enlightenment. While on the other, the power and creativity of Romanticism are still reflected in our ‘counter-cultures’ and in our personal relationship to our inner, psychological worlds. On this course we will study two giant figures of nineteenth century thought – Schopenhauer and Nietzsche – and trace the after-effects of their philosophies in Freudian ‘Psychoanalysis’ and Jungian ‘Analytical Psychology’.

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Keith Barrett BA PhD – having received his PhD from the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London, Dr Barrett specialises in both philosophy and psychoanalysis and has taught at several leading institutions, including Imperial College and Birkbeck College.


18 June
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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