New Generation Thinkers: Timothy Secret

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Timothy Secret - lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Essex - considers our common responses to grief, and the influence of Sigmund Freud's controversial essay Mourning and Melancholia, in which the founder of psychoanalysis argued that grief can be divided into healthy and unhealthy variants - in either case, something to be recovered from, and an illness to be cured.

This is one of a series of films made as part of New Generation Thinkers: each year producers from BBC Radio 3 and BBC Television Arts, together with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, select a group of young academics who have the potential to turn their ground breaking ideas into sensational broadcasting.

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