Truth-seeking and its Discontents: a two-day virtual conference

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University College London (UCL)

09 July 2021 - 10 July 2021

Time: 16:45 - 19:00

Price: £100 standard ticket, £60 concession priced ticket

Location: online


‘Truth-seeking and its Discontents’ will strive towards a deeper understanding of a problem that poses a threat to global survival: intractable conflicts about what we claim as facts and knowledge, and disputes over the ground or authority for them.

These conflicts are manifest at the levels of individuals, families, groups, societies, nations, and cultures; basically, humankind, and its many histories. At all these levels, communication and shared knowledge is threatened by misunderstanding and deception. We can understand these vicissitudes of communication from many perspectives.

The conference will bring together psychoanalysts, developmental scientists, and historians to explore the problem in the light of their different paradigms. The main programme will comprise three panels and presentations on psychoanalysis, developmental science and history taking place on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. For further information, please visit the conference website.

Speakers and chairs include: Elizabeth Allison, Ron Britton, Catalina Bronstein, Alex Datnow, Michael Feldman, Peter Fonagy, Lily Ford, George Gergely, Carine Minne, Daniel Pick, Margaret Rustin, David Taylor , Virginia Ungar, Jeanne Wolff-Bernstein and Eli Zaretsky

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