Debate: Should Psychoanalysis Be in the Science Museum in London?

To be sure, this is likely familiar territory to many readers of H-Madness, but the New Scientist features a debate on the topic of whether psychoanalysis should be included in the Science Museum in London.  Speaking in favor is Robert Bud, principal curator of medicine at the Science Museum; voicing his opposition is Mario Bunge, a philosopher at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and a long-standing critic of psychoanalysis.

The exhibition Psychoanalysis: The Unconscious in Everyday Life, featuring art and artefacts from the collections of the Science Museum, the Wellcome Library, and the Freud Museum, opens on 13 October and runs until April 2011. The museum’s Dana Centre will hold an associated discussion series. For more information visit the Science Museum website.

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