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Everyday Evils: A Psychoanalytic View of Evil and Morality SOLD OUT

Sunday 26 March 2017

1 Hour


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Leading psychoanalyst Coline Covington asks what we mean by evil and looks at what causes individuals to carry out atrocities such as the executions on behalf of the so-called Islamic state, the Rwandan massacres and the Nazi concentration camps.

Covington throws new light on the unconscious forces that drive us to carry out horrible deeds and on the ways we deny that evil within us. She also looks at whether it is right, or even possible, to forgive. Covington draws on psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and studies of violence and theology to come up with a deeper understanding of evil.

Covington is a Jungian analyst and former chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council. She draws on decades of experience as an analyst and consultant to local authorities and the Metropolitan Police on juvenile justice policy.