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Conspiracies? The "Paranoid Style” revisited, in Psychoanalytic Thought, History, and Political Life

October 18, 2024 at 6:30 PM to October 19, 2024 at 8:00 PM Eastern

FREE / 1.5 CE/CME Credits

Dr. Daniel Pick reflects on psychoanalytic thought about paranoia and consider its relevance to the exploration of mass phenomena, past and present.
2024-25 Friday Night Guest Lecture Series
Dr. Daniel Pick will reflect on psychoanalytic thought about paranoia and consider its relevance to the exploration of mass phenomena, past and present. He will draw on past work by a range of writers, including Freud, Tausk, Erikson, Klein, and Bion. He will also return to the work of historians and philosophers, including Hofstadter and Arendt, whose work is useful for exploring conspiracy theory and ’the paranoid style’. The talk will conclude by engaging with various contemporary explorations of the crisis of democracy, the AI revolution, and the so-called ‘deep state’.