Adam Phillips: Thinking Aloud on Pleasure and Frustration

Adam Phillips: Thinking Aloud on Pleasure and Frustration

The best lives, like the worst lives, are driven lives.

Adam Phillips, Going Sane (2005)

Thinking Aloud on Pleasure and Frustration is a six-minute documentary short film featuring Adam Phillips, an English psychotherapist/psychoanalyst, literary critic and the author of several well-known books, including: The Beast in the Nursery: On Curiosity and Other Appetites; On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored; Going Sane; On Kindness and most recently, On Balance. Phillips has written widely, from a unique psychoanalytic perspective, on a range of themes central to concepts such as the human condition, human suffering, desire, pleasure and the good life. As a practicing psychoanalyst, he offers a refreshingly subtle analysis of these concepts, grounded in the lives of actual persons. Phillips delivers his thoughts here with an unusually open and rich quality of fluid extemporaneous prose.

Adam Phillips: Thinking Aloud on Pleasure and Frustration

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