Adam Phillips





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On Kissing, Tickling, and B...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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On Kindness
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3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2009 — 13 editions
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Missing Out: In Praise of t...
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Monogamy
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1996 — 14 editions
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Going Sane: Maps of Happiness
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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On Flirtation
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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Darwin's Worms On Life Stor...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1999 — 10 editions
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Winnicott
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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The Beast in the Nursery: O...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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On Balance
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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“The wish to be understood may be our most vengeful demand, may be the way we hang on, as asults, to our grudge against our mothers; the way we never let our mothers off the hook for their not meeting our every need. Wanting to be understood, as adults, can be our most violent form of nostalgia.”
Adam Phillips, Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

“Sanity, as the project of keeping ourselves recognizably human, therefore has to limit the range of human experience. To keep faith with recognition we have to stay recognizable. Sanity, in other words, becomes a pressing preoccupation as soon as we recognize the importance of recognition. When we define ourselves by what we can recognize, by what we can comprehend- rather than, say, by what we can describe- we are continually under threat from what we are unwilling and/or unable to see. We are tyrannized by our blind spots, and by whatever it is about ourselves that we find unacceptable.”
Adam Phillips, Going Sane: Maps of Happiness

“Monogamy is a way of getting the versions of ourselves down to the minimum.”
Adam Phillips, Monogamy

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