Saturday, 8 January 2011

Existential Pioneers. 7. Fred Sander. Inner Circle Seminar 166 (7 August 2011)

Fred Sander
Existential Pioneers

7. Fred Sander

Created in Our Own

Fred Sander
Inner Circle Seminar No. 166
introduced by 
Anthony Stadlen
Sunday 7 August 2011

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fred Sander (born 6 January 1937) is a psychoanalyst and family therapist practising in New York. In his book Individual and Family Therapy: Towards an Integration (1979), he gave an existential analysis of plays by T. S. Eliot and Edward Albee, drawing on insights from research on family interaction and family therapy. In his new book, Created in Our Own (2010), starting from the Pygmalion myth, as retold in W. S. Gilbert’s play Pygmalion and Galatea (1871), Fred Sander and other authors explore how human beings seek to clone others, literally and metaphorically, biologically and existentially, in their own images. The authors warn that this aspiration, of individuals rather than governments, may well bring about a ‘Brave New World’ more chilling than even Aldous Huxley imagined. Today, Fred Sander illustrates this thesis with examples from his long experience as family therapist and psychoanalyst and invites you to participate in a discussion of the ethical and existential implications.

Venue: 'Oakleigh', 2A Alexandra Avenue, London N22 7XE
Cost: Students £108, others £135, some bursaries; mineral water, coffee, tea, biscuits included
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.

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