Special Guest: Jonathan Lear
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Kurt Andersen and Jonathan Lear look at how Sigmund Freud and the ideas of psychoanalysis pervade our culture.
Jonathan Lear teaches philosophy at the University of Chicago, where he is the John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor. He is also a practicing psychoanalyst. His new book, Freud, puts Freud’s major ideas in the tradition of classical philosophy ("know thyself") dating back to Socrates. He is also the author of Open Minded: Working Out the Logic of the Soul, Therapeutic Action: An Earnest Plea for Irony, and Love and Its Place in Nature.