At the same time, there is an ambiguity in the title of Laing and Cooper’s book. Laing defined ‘violence’ as the opposite of ‘love’, and the title implies it is also the opposite of ‘reason’, but Sartre, Laing and Cooper went on to advocate a cult of ‘healing’ violence by the ‘wretched of the earth’. This is alien to Marx’s thinking, for example, as Hannah Arendt observed in On Violence (1969), and as we shall see in a seminar on Frantz Fanon on 16 November 2014. We shall touch on this today, and your contribution to the discussion will be welcome.
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The Inner Circle Seminars were founded by Anthony Stadlen in 1996 as an ethical, existential, phenomenological search for truth in psychotherapy. They have been kindly described by Thomas Szasz as ‘Institute for Advanced Studies in the Moral Foundations of Human Decency and Helpfulness’. But they are independent of all institutes, schools and colleges.