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R. D. Laing and A. Esterson
Inner Circle Seminar No. 109
Sunday 18 February 2007
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thus, in 1964, R. D. Laing and Aaron Esterson introduced their great phenomenological descriptions of eleven families of ‘schizophrenics’. They questioned the existence of ‘schizophrenia’. But, four decades on, the ‘clinical viewpoint’ still reigns supreme. Were Laing and Esterson wrong? Or is current work on families and ‘schizophrenia’ an existential retrogression?
Eleven seminars, studying each family in depth, have offered an unprecedented opportunity to explore this question. There have been dramatic moments. Today we study the last family, and discuss what the series has shown.
Venue: Room A, Acland Building, Regent’s College, London NW1
Cost: Students £77, others £99, in advance; some bursaries
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