|R. G. Collingwood Watsuji Tetsuro|
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reflection on the philosophy of what is called psychotherapy is an urgent necessity, not an academic pastime. The survival of true psychotherapy is threatened by state regulation. The psychotherapy organisations have failed to insist that ‘mental health’ is a metaphor. It is therefore unsurprising that psychotherapy is to be regulated as a ‘health profession’. The Inner Circle Seminars clarify psychotherapy as a moral, not a medical, practice.
In the annus mirabilis 1889 seven of the greatest 20th-century philosophers were born: R. G. Collingwood, Watsuji Tetsuro, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Oskar Becker, Martin Heidegger, Dietrich von Hildebrand, Gabriel Marcel. In four seminars, we explore their contributions. All seven throw light on the nature of human relationships and, explicitly or implicitly, on the foundations of psychotherapy. Today we study R. G. Collingwood’s Autobiography and An Essay on Metaphysics and Watsuji Tetsuro’s A Climate and Rinrigaku: Ethics in Japan.
Cost: Students £96, others £120, in advance; bursaries; mineral water, coffee, tea, biscuits, liquorice allsorts included
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