Oral history of British science

Humphrey, Nicholas (8 of 13).  An Oral History of British Science

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  • Subjects

    Science and Religion

  • Recording date

    2016-05-24, 2016-05-31, 2016-06-02, 2016-07-05

  • Recording locations

    The British Library and interviewees' home, Cambridge

  • Interviewees

    Humphrey, Nicholas, 1943- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Merchant, Paul (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 8: Mentions RL's giving of John Humphrey (father's) memorial lecture for Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons. Comments on book 'In a Dark Time' [1986] edited with RL. Story of consultancy work for RL's Center on Violence and Human Survival on project 'Nuclear Imagery and the American Self', involving oral histories; meeting of wife Ayla Kohn [AK] here, then a graduate researcher in clinical psychology; development of relationship with AK, leading to marriage in 1994. [8:14] Comments on character/abilities of RL; RL's 'Wellfleet seminars'; move to work as Visiting Fellow in the Center for Cognitive Studies, Department of Philosophy, Tufts University, US, working with DD. Stories of weekend discussions with DD. Comments on books written by self and DD informed by this collaboration: DD's 'Consciousness Explained' [1991] and own 'A History of the Mind' [1992]. [13:46] Comments on DD's idea of self as the "centre of narrative gravity". Story of research conducted with DD on 'multiple personality disorder' [MPD].

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    Life story interview with Professor of Psychology Dr Nicholas Humphrey

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