Thursday, 3 January 2008

Merleau-Ponty: ‘The Child’s Relations with Others’. Naomi and Anthony Stadlen conduct Inner Circle Seminar 125 (16 March 2008)

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty
(14 March 1908 – 4 May 1961)

‘The Child’s Relations with Others’
A Centenary Exploration

Naomi and Anthony Stadlen
Inner Circle Seminar No. 125
Sunday 16 March 2008
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty was born 100 years ago. Many existential psychotherapists regard the notes of his Sorbonne course, ‘The Child’s Relations with Others’ (1951), as the authoritative phenomenological text on human development and ‘intersubjectivity’, although more than half a century has passed. In this seminar, we shall read it and discuss whether this text deserves this high evaluation and whether it adequately reflects what perceptive mothers and fathers report of how their babies relate to others. We anticipate that a number of mothers and babies will attend and contribute their views to the discussion. We hope you will, too.

Venue: Room C, Regent’s College, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1
Cost: Mothers-with-babies £5, students £88, others £110, in advance
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, ‘Oakleigh’, 2A Alexandra Avenue, London N22 7XE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8888 6857 E-mail:

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