Rado Lecture: Purloined Privacy and the Right to Deceive

June 3, 2014
Lecturer: Bonnie Litowitz, PhD

We are aware of the loss of privacy in our collective lives; and the increasing loss of privacy is also a concern for our profession. My talk, however, addresses the intrapsychic effects of loss and privacy, examining the need for privacy in creating and maintaining one individual’s subjectivity in his particular intersubjective world. I discuss the role of deception for the establishment of subjectivity, including the effects of environmental responses on its development.