September 6, 2017
"The Ethical Significance of Psychoanalysis" with Jonathan Lear, Ph.D.
Plato and Aristotle thought that to live well we need to be able to live well with others. Ethical life, they thought, was a happy life for human beings. To make their case, they invented psychology -- they needed to give a robust account of the well functioning psyche. Their efforts were remarkably sophisticated, but given their methods and concerns they could only get so far. But they left an important legacy. This talk will explore the ways psychoanalysis can take up this inheritance and develop it.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium