Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities: Knowledge and its Pretenders

Tuesday 13th November 1.30pm – 3pm Room B36, Main Building

Speaker: David Bell (Visiting Professorial Fellow BIH/BISR)

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.

This workshop is free and open to all – no registration

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 in this series is on 21st May 2013 1.30pm Room B04, 43 Gordon Sq.

Information about all David Bell’s lectures with the BISR/BIH is here

Julia Eisner, Manager
Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research
Birkbeck, University of London
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London WC1E 7HX

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