Found in Translation: A Day With Mark Solms
In the first of two lectures in this program, “Freud in Translation: German to English,” Professior Solms will introduce a powerful new perspective on emotional and mental life. How is it that Sigmund Freud, who saw himself as a natural scientist, described the mental apparatus as the ‘Seelenapparat’, or ‘apparatus of the soul’? Solms’ forthcoming new translation, The Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, combines a literary perspective with deep insight into the emotionally immediate language of German science. This revised translation reveals Freud in new ways as a person, a writer and a thinker, while presenting an enriched view of human subjectivity.
In the second lecture, “Freud in Translation: Psychoanalysis to Neuroscience,” Professor Solms will clarify how neuropsychoanalysis, emphasizing the subjective experience of mind, is precisely the opposite of reductionist neuroscience. Clinical examples, as well as recent neuroscience discoveries, will illustrate what psychoanalysis has to gain from neuropsychoanalysis, exploring concepts of symbolism, repression, and consciousness itself.
Three discussants will interact with Professor Solms, and there will be ample time for questions and discussion from those in attendance.
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