Philosophy & Psychoanalysis Study Group
The group has met since 1999, convened by Louise Braddock together with David Bell (until Summer 2010) and now with Denis Flynn. It became a Study Group of the Institute in 2010. Members include psychoanalysts and academic philosophers, also occasionally trainees or graduate students. The group works through the medium of inter-disciplinary conversation. The principal focus for psychoanalysis is on its philosophical claims and ideas, its epistemology and methodology and its conceptual problems. For philosophy the main contributions are philosophical ideas and theories relevant to psychoanalysis, and philosophical critique. The ethos of the group is to be a safe place for disagreement. The group’s output is largely that of its individual members (for which see Members’ web-pages), though it has contributed to the academic work of the Institute through the CAPS seminar series, talks given at Applied Section meetings, and meetings of the Psychoanalytic Forum. Queries about the group and its work can be addressed to the conveners.
Events: Lectures, seminars & workshops past and present
By the group itself
By group members