Sunday, 9 January 2005

Coleridge’s Existential Psychoanalysis. Inner Circle Seminar 91 (11 September 2005)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Coleridge’s Existential Psychoanalysis (1805)

A Bicentenary Celebration

Anthony Stadlen
Inner Circle Seminar No. 91
Sunday 11 September 2005
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coleridge used the term ‘psycho-analytical’ in his notebook on 15 September 1805:

‘ accurate psycho-analytical understanding to be able to conceive the possibility & to picture out the reality, of the passion of those Times…’

Freud did not know this when he coined the term ‘psychoanalysis’, ninety years later, in 1896. Coleridge also anticipated Sartre’s existential principle, ‘existence precedes essence’. Sartre did not know Coleridge had preceded him. Today, two hundred years on, we ask what psychotherapists and other workers can learn from Coleridge’s profound ‘psycho-analytical’ and existential meditations.

Regent’s College Conference Centre, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS
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