Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips is a psychotherapist and essayist. Since 2003 he has been the general editor of the new Penguin Modern Classics translations of Sigmund Freud. He is also a regular contributor to the London Review of Books. His influences include D.W. Winnicott, Roland Barthes, Stanley Cavell and W.H. Auden. His books are:

  • Winnicott (1988)
  • On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored: Psychoanalytic Essays on the Unexamined Life (1993)
  • On Flirtation: Psychoanalytic Essays on the Uncommitted Life (1994)
  • Terrors and Experts (1995)
  • Monogamy (1996)
  • The Beast in the Nursery: On Curiosity and Other Appetites (1998)
  • Darwin’s Worms: On Life Stories and Death Stories (1999)
  • Promises, Promises (2000)
  • Houdini’s Box: On the Arts of Escape (2001)
  • Equals: On Inhibition, Mockery, Hierarchy, and the Pleasures of Democracy (2002)
  • Going Sane (2005)
  • Side Effects (2006)
  • Intimacies (with Leo Bersani, 2008)
  • On Kindness (with Barbara Taylor, 2009)
  • On Balance (2010)
  • The Concise Dictionary of Dress (with Judith Clark, 2010)
  • Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life (2012)
  • Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst (Yale UP, 2014)
  • Unforbidden Pleasures (Penguin, 2015)

 

Past and Current Confer Events

Conversion Hysteria
Saturday 14 March 2020 - London

 

Reading, Writing, Listening: A symposium with Adam Phillips and guests
Saturday 1 December 2018

The Landscapes of Grief
Saturday 15 July 2017

ESSAY PRIZE

Read our winning entry, “The Book and the Child” by Mary Pyle

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BOOK OF THE MONTH

 

Barker, M-J. (2018) Rewriting the Rules: An Anti-Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships. London: Routledge

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