|Wilhelm Fließ Peter J. Swales|
Demythologising the Psychoanalytic Myth of Fließ as Freud’s ‘Other’
Peter J. Swales
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Peter Swales is the only historian to have comprehensively researched the life and work of Fließ. His biography of Fließ is eagerly awaited. Today, 150 years after Fließ’s birth, and 80 years after his death, Swales gives an unprecedentedly rich and detailed account of Fließ’s origins, childhood and youth; character and personality; medico-scientific studies; journalism; social orbit; work as a physician; and research on the ‘nasal reflex neurosis’ and biorhythms. This reverses the usual picture, reveals Freud as a friend of Fließ, and throws surprising new light on the genesis of psychoanalysis. Your contribution to the discussion will be welcome.
Cost: Students £96, others £120, IN ADVANCE
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