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The Capacity To Be Alone

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 3.00PM

Adam's seminar will discuss 'The Capacity To Be Alone' from The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment by Donald Winnicott. 

This is the first in a series of three seminars this year by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst. 

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst as well as one of the most influential essayists and thinkers writing today. The Irish novelist John Banville has him as 'one of the finest prose stylists in the language, an Emerson of our time'.  Adam has been Visiting Professor in the Department of English and Related Literature since 2006.  He is the General Editor of the Penguin Freud, and author of more than 16 books of essays and studies from On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored (1993) to Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst (2014) and his most recent book Unforbidden Pleasures (Penguin, 2015).‌

The Capacity To Be Alone (PDF , 537kb)

Location: D/L/006, Derwent, University of York Heslington West Campus