The Complex Pleasures of Adam Phillips

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Become better

by Adam Phillips

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On the desire to change

by Adam Phillips

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While humans are, in the words of psychotherapist Adam Phillips, “problem-solving animals,” that comes with its own set of problems, not the least of which is the wrong side of the stick. One could think of New Yorker cartoon where a drowning man calls his dog to “get help”. Cue the following image: his faithful friend on an analyst’s couch. The joke here is about our species as a whole – a species that has, to this day,…

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