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Darwin's Worms

On Life Stories and Death Stories

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Regular Price $21.99 CAD

Regular Price $15.99

Regular Price $21.99 CAD

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Feb 7, 2001

Page Count

160 Pages

ISBN-13

9780465056767

Description

Adam Phillips has been called “the psychotherapist of the floating world” and “the closest thing we have to a philosopher of happiness.” His style is epigrammatic; his intelligence, electric. His new book, Darwin’s Worms, uses the biographical details of Darwin’s and Freud’s lives to examine endings-suffering, mortality, extinction, and death. Both Freud and Darwin were interested in how destruction conserves life. They took their inspiration from fossils or from half-remembered dreams. Each told a story that has altered our perception of our lives. For Darwin, Phillips explains, “the story to tell was how species can drift towards extinction; for Freud, the story was how the individual tended to, and tended towards his own death.” In each case, it is a death story that uniquely illuminates the life story.

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