Podcast: Mute/Unmute #51: Jeanne Germain on Secrets
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In this episode, Jeanne Germain invites us to learn about secrets and secrecy from a psychoanalytical perspective.
Authors quoted from in the episode:
Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695): French poet (https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/french-literature-biographies/jean-de-la-fontaine)
Michael Slepian: professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia University (https://michaelslepian.com/)
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939): Austrian neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis (https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sigmund-Freud/Psychoanalytic-theory)
Friedrich Schelling (1775-1854): German philosopher, a leading exponent of German idealism, and a close associate of romanticism (https://iep.utm.edu/schellin/)
Nicolas Abraham (1919-1975): French psychoanalyst of Hungarian origin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Abraham)
Maria Torok (1925-1998): French psychoanalyst of Hungarian origin (https://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/03/us/maria-torok-72-innovative-psychoanalyst.html)
Ernst Jentsch (1867-1919): German psychiatrist and author (https://www.bilibili.com/read/cv4877257/)
Hannah Arendt (1906-1975): American-born German political scientist, philosopher, and journalist (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/arendt/)
Piera Aulagnier (1923-1990): Italian-born French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piera_Aulagnier#:~:text=Piera%20Aulagnier%20(French%3A%20%5Bola%C9%B2e,violence%2C%20pictogram%20and%20originary%20process.)