Friday, 11 January 2008

Szasz in the 21st Century. 2. Liberation by Oppression (2002). Inner Circle Seminar 134 (9 November 2008)

Thomas Szasz
Photograph by Steve Peters
Syracuse NY, April 2008

Thomas Szasz
in the 21st Century

2. Liberation by Oppression:
A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry (2002)

Anthony Stadlen
Inner Circle Seminar No. 134
Sunday 9 November 2008
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 second 21st–century book, Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry (2002). Each seminar is self-contained. You may attend any or all.
Venue: Regent’s College Conference Centre, Inner Circle, London NW1
Cost: Students £96, others £120, 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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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, including Regent’s College.

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