In our eighth episode, the philosopher Amy Allen walks us through the dangerous and thrilling intersection between contemporary psychoanalysis and social thought. She leads us to the often forgotten bond between the Frankfurt School and the psychoanalytic tradition, the value of Melanie Klein’s theory of ambivalence to thinking about our social being in the world, all the way to the urgent need to conduct today what she calls “a politics in a depressive mode.” Allen boldly faces the perils of translating psychoanalytic concepts into the social realm, and thinks with us about social life in the state of isolation the pandemic has brought upon us. Tune in for another fascinating conversation!
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Interviews on psychoanalysis, literature, and all that lies in between