Knowledge and Its Pretenders - Workshop
Speaker: David Bell (Visiting Professorial Fellow BIH/BISR)
Knowledge and its Pretenders
Psychoanalysis centres upon the capacity to know oneself and this perspective, very clear in Freud , was given a new theoretical basis and centrality in the work of Wilfred Bion This seminar will centre on those factors which operate in the service of furthering self knowledge and those which acts against it, the latter substituting for knowledge its various 'pretenders'. These processes will be investigated in the individual , group and broader societal levels.
The workshops and lectures during the year will explore our twin capacities for knowledge and self-deception as made manifest in the consulting room, in everyday life and in the socio-political contexts we inhabit.
Next Workshop - 21st May 2013 1.30pm Room B04, 43 Gordon Sq.