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Syracuse NY, April 2008
in the 21st Century
5. Szasz Under Fire:
The Psychiatric Abolitionist Faces His Critics (2004)
Inner Circle Seminar No. 140
Sunday 17 May 2009
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thomas Szasz remains the world’s foremost moral and existential philosopher of psychiatry and psychotherapy. He has already conducted two Inner Circle Seminars, and will conduct another for his 90th birthday (15 April 2010), 50 years after ‘The Myth of Mental Illness’ (1960). By then he will have published at least ten books since the millennium. We are studying each in turn, and aim to catch him up in time for his own 90th birthday seminar. Today we discuss his fifth 21st–century book, edited by Jeffrey Schaler: Szasz Under Fire: The Psychiatric Abolitionist Faces His Critics (2004). Your contribution to the discussion is welcome. Each seminar is self-contained. You may attend any or all.
Cost: Students £96, others £120, in advance; bursaries; mineral water, coffee, tea, biscuits, liquorice allsorts included
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