Adam Phillips

is a leading British psychoanalyst; his most recent book is Going Sane (Hamish Hamilton 2005).


When it seems self-evident that commemoration averts recurrence of that being commemorated, it takes a psychoanalyst to point out that making people remember assumes that their responses to their memories can be calculated. An obsession with memory blinds us to the abuses of memory and to the uses of forgetting, argues Adam Phillips.

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