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01 Freud with Adam Phillips

19:55, Fri 20 May 2022

In the first episode of ‘Disquieted Life’, Emma talks to the psychoanalyst Adam Phillips about mental health and the ideas of the physician and writer Sigmund Freud.

‘Medicine is not a good model for so-called mental health, because there isn’t something really called mental health, people are more or less unhappy, more or less troubled, more or less feel their lives are not their own.' – Adam Phillips

 On this episode:

  • Adam Phillips was formally principal child psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London. Today he is one of Britain’s leading psychoanalysts and writers. He is the author of many books including ‘Terrors and Experts’ and ‘Going Sane.’

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About the podcast:

Emma Williams talks to interesting people from the worlds of philosophy and the arts about mental health. Emma and her guests reflect on what different writers and thinkers would say on the topic of mental health, and gain new insights into the human condition. Inspired by Samuel Beckett's idea: 'you're on earth, there's no cure for that', this podcast series is created as part of the research project on 'Philosophy, Mental Health and Education.'
Funded by the British Academy and Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.