Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English Department at the University of York. He is the author of several well-known volumes, all widely acclaimed, including On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored, Going Sane, Side Effects and recently On Kindness, co-written with historian Barbara Taylor, On Balance, Missing Out and One Way and Another.

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In Writing

In Writing

by Adam Phillips

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A collection of literary essays like no other - exploring the deep connections between literature and psychoanalysis - from Britain's leading psychoanalyst. For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many... (more)

Attention Seeking

Attention Seeking

by Adam Phillips

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A short, fascinating introduction to the concept of attention from Britain's leading psychoanalyst, author of Missing Out and On Kindness.

What we find of interest may tell us more than we... (more)

Undressing

Undressing

by James O'Neill

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With a Foreword by Adam Phillips.

When therapist-in-training James O'Neill starts his placement at a therapy centre in west London, his first referral is Abraham, a silent and frightened young... (more)

On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored: Psychoanalytic Essays on the Unexamined Life

On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored: Psychoanalytic Essays on the Unexamined Life

by Adam Phillips

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In this collection of psychoanalytic essays on a wide range of relatively unexplored subjects, the author evolves his own distinctive version of psychoanalysis as part of a wider cultural... (more)

Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

by Adam Phillips

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Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud - Freud up until the age of fifty - that incorporates all of Freud's many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological... (more)

The Psychology of Love

The Psychology of Love

by Sigmund Freud

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A collection of Freud's major texts on love, human relations and loss, including: "The Taboo on Virginity"; "On Female Sexuality"; "A Child is Being Beaten"; "Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality"... (more)

On Flirtation

On Flirtation

by Adam Phillips

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Building on his previous collection of psychoanalytic essays, On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored, the author turns his attention to the subject of flirting. (more)

Civilisation and Its Discontents

Civilisation and Its Discontents

by Sigmund Freud

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In what remains one of his most seminal papers, Freud considers the incompatibility of civilisation and individual happiness, and the tensions between the claims of society and the individual. We all... (more)

The Penguin Freud Reader

The Penguin Freud Reader

by Sigmund Freud

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Here are the essential ideas of psychoanalytic theory, including Freud's explanations of such concepts as the Id, Ego and Super-Ego, the Death Instinct and Pleasure Principle, along with classic case... (more)

Monogamy

Monogamy

by Adam Phillips

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To discuss monogamy is to discuss most of the things that matter to us. In this accessible work, the author explores why relationships go wrong, how monogamy comes with infidelity built in, and why... (more)

Winnicott

Winnicott

by Adam Phillips

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D.W. Winnicott's remarkable books, including The Piggle, Home Is Where We Start From and The Child, the Family and the Outside World are still read, valued and argued with over thirty years after his... (more)

Intimacies

Intimacies

by Leo Bersani, Adam Phillips

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Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here engage in a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy. Their conversation takes as... (more)

Interpreting Dreams

Interpreting Dreams

by Sigmund Freud

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One of fifteen new translations of Freud's key writings, under the general editorship of celebrated psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, this project reimagines one the modern era's greatest writers.... (more)

Side Effects

Side Effects

by Adam Phillips

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Side effects are things we do not intend. And, in this collection of essays, Adam Phillips examines how the things we don't mean, or mean perhaps to forget, prove to be those that are often most... (more)

Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

by Adam Phillips

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Missing Out is a meditation on reality and opportunity by Adam Phillips. We all have two lives - the life we live and the life of our fantasies. But it is the life unlived - the person we have failed... (more)

On Kindness

On Kindness

by Adam Phillips, Barbara Taylor

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What is kindness? Does it make us happier? And does it have a place in a selfish world? Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and historian Barbara Taylor present an elegant, thoughtful and concise analysis of... (more)

On Murder, Mourning and Melancholia

On Murder, Mourning and Melancholia

by Sigmund Freud

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Written against a backdrop of war and racism. Freud sought the sources of conflict in the deepest memories of humankind, finding clear continuities between our primitive past and civilized modernity. (more)

Houdini's Box: The Art of Escape

Houdini's Box: The Art of Escape

by Adam Phillips

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This explores the lives of four different escape artists: a little girl playing her own wayward version of hide and seek; Harry Houdini who electrifies the world through a series of escapes; a man... (more)

The Electrified Tightrope

The Electrified Tightrope

by Michael Eigen

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A collection of exceptional papers by Michael Eigen, selected and assembled by Adam Phillips, that represent 20 years of writing and 30 years of work. The papers examine the tension, caused by the... (more)

Mass Psychology and Other Writings

Mass Psychology and Other Writings

by Sigmund Freud

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Freud's religious unbeliefs are too easily dismissed as the standard scientific rationalism of the twentieth-century intellectual, yet he scorned the high-minded humanism of his contemporaries. In... (more)

Beyond the Pleasure Principle and Other Writings

Beyond the Pleasure Principle and Other Writings

by Sigmund Freud

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On the Introduction of Narcissism/Remembering, Repeating and Working Through/Beyond the Pleasure Principle/The Ego and the Id/Inhibition, Symptom and Fear

In Freud’s view we are driven by the... (more)

The Uncanny

The Uncanny

by Sigmund Freud

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Freud was fascinated by the mysteries of creativity and the imagination. The major pieces collected here explore the vivid but seemingly trivial childhood memories that often screen far more... (more)

Unforbidden Pleasures

Unforbidden Pleasures

by Adam Phillips

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So much has been written about forbidden pleasures. What about pleasures that are unforbidden? Society is fascinated by taboo - we spend our lives chasing illicit pleasures - but nobody pays much... (more)

In Writing

In Writing

by Adam Phillips

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For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many of his followers - poetry and poets have always held an essential place, as both precursors and unofficial collaborators in the psychoanalytic project. But... (more)

The Schreber Case

The Schreber Case

by Sigmund Freud

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Freud rarely treated psychotic patients but he had a powerful and imaginative understanding of their condition - revealed, most notably, in this analysis of a remarkable memoir. In 1903, Judge Daniel... (more)

The 'Wolfman' and Other Cases

The 'Wolfman' and Other Cases

by Sigmund Freud

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This collection offers a fantastic opportunity to see Freud in a fresh light. This endlessly beguiling, suggestive, thought-provoking writer can be appreciated nowhere more vividly than in "The Case... (more)

Wild Analysis

Wild Analysis

by Sigmund Freud

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'Psychoanalytic treatment utilised the patient's capacity to love and desire as a means to an end. The stuff of romance became the stuff of cure. When Freud is writing about technique in... (more)

The Joke and its Relation to the Unconscious

The Joke and its Relation to the Unconscious

by Sigmund Freud

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Building on the crucial insight that jokes use many of the same mechanisms he had already discovered in dreams, Freud developed one of the richest and most comprehensive theories of humor that has... (more)

Promises, Promises: Essays on Literature and Psychoanalysis

Promises, Promises: Essays on Literature and Psychoanalysis

by Adam Phillips

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This is a collection of essays that sets out to make and break the links between psychoanalysis and literature. It gives insights into anorexia and cloning, the work of Tom Stoppard and A.E. Housman,... (more)

Culture and Madness: A Training Resource, Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals

Culture and Madness: A Training Resource, Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals

by Inga-Britt Krause, Begum Maitra

  • Paperback £76.80 (RRP : £80.00 save £3.20)

Culture and Madness is a training resource that critically approaches the subject of culture by questioning commonly held professional and cultural assumptions and biases. It outlines how mental... (more)

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