Attention Seeking - Adam Phillips (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780241986721
Department
Books
Released
4 Jul 2019
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Adam Phillips
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
112
Dimensions
181 x 111 x 8mm (181g)

Summary

A short, fascinating introduction to the concept of attention, from the author of Missing Out and On Kindness

'Everything depends on what, if anything, we find interesting: on what we are encouraged and educated to find interesting, and what we find ourselves being interested in despite ourselves. There is our official curiosity and our unofficial curiosity (and psychoanalysis is a story about the relationship between the two)...'

Based on three connected talks on the subject of attention, this pocket-sized book is a quirky and memorable introduction to idea of our attention - how we spend it, and what it might tell us about ourselves. From Britain's pre-eminent psychoanalyst, this is an essential new addition to the Adam Phillips canon.

Classification

General Subject
Psychology
BISAC Subject 1
Psychology / Social Psychology
BISAC Subject 2
Psychology / Movements / Psychoanalysis
BIC Classification 1
Analytical & Jungian psychology
BIC Classification 2
Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
Library Subject 1
Attention-seeking
Dewey Classification
153.733

Author Bio

Adam Phillips, formerly Principle Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital, London, is a practising psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English department at the University of York. He is the author of numerous works of psychoanalysis and literary criticism, including most recently Unforbidden Pleasures, and Missing Out. He is General Editor of the Penguin Modern Classics Freud translations, and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.