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Masterclass Series: The Social Thought of Sigmund Freud Event category: masterclass

We are offering The Social Thought of Sigmund Freud as part of the ISJ Masterclass Series and the PhDSPT Research Methodologies course. 

The Social Thought of Sigmund Freud will also be held in conjunction with our 2017 Sydney School for Critical Social Thought

This Masterclass is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and activists with interest in Freud as a social thinker and psychoanalysis.

When: 29 and 30 May 2017, 10-1pm and 2-5pm

Where: Level 2, 7 Mount Street, North Sydney

Lecturer: Professor Jacqueline Rose

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Freud – these classes will argue – was a social thinker. Our question will be: what does that mean? Famous for his controversial views on sexuality, Freud is less known for his equally challenging engagement with war, ethics, group identity and faith. During these four classes our in-depth focus will be on: `Thoughts for the Time on War and Death,’ `Mass Psychology and the Analysis of the “I”’, Civilisation and its Discontents, Moses and Monotheism, with ample opportunity to digress, or rather follow the path they offer, into some of the most intractable dilemmas of the modern world.

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This event is also part of the Sydney School for Critical Social Thought 2017

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