On Wanting to Change

Author(s): Adam Phillips

Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs

From the UK's foremost literary psychoanalyst, a dazzling new book on the universal urge to change our lives.

We live in a world in which we are invited to change - to become our best selves, through politics, or fitness, or diet, or therapy.

We change all the time - growing older and older - and how we think about change changes over time too.

We want to think of our lives as progress myths - as narratives of positive personal growth - at the same time as we inevitably age and suffer setbacks.

So there are the stories we tell about change, and there are the changes we actually make - and they don't always go, or come, together . . .

This sparkling book is about that fact.

$16.99(AUD)


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241291771
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : March 2021
  • : .9 Centimeters X 11.1 Centimeters X 18.1 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Adam Phillips
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 158.1
  • : 160