On Balance

On Balance

by Adam Phillips
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On Balance by Adam Phillips

Every day, we are told that balance is a good thing. We are supposed to make balanced judgments, balance our budget, and preserve a balance of power in our government. Disturbed people are described as unbalanced. In this insightful, charming book, the philosopher and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips looks afresh at balance (and its shadow, excess) and asks if achieving the former is such an admirable goal. From this perspective, Phillips examines the explosive topics of money, sex, parenthood, faith, and education. In his exhilarating and casually brilliant explorations of case studies, fairy tales, works of art, and literature, the paradoxes inherent in our appetites and fears are revealed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312610746
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 371,217
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst and and a visiting professor in the English department at the University of York. He is the author of many acclaimed books, including On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored; Going Sane; and On Kindness (with Barbara Taylor).

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