Jim Hopkins is Reader Emeritus in Philosophy at King’s College and Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit of the Research Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at University College London. He was Kohut Visiting Professor of Social Thought at the University of Chicago for 2008. His main work has been on psychoanalysis, interpretation, consciousness, and the philosophy of Wittgenstein.
His most recent paper on psychoanalysis is ‘Psychoanalysis, Representation, and Neuroscience’ (2012). This discusses Freud and the role of conscious and unconscious representation in relation to the Helmholtz/Bayes approach to computational neuroscience and recent work on the neuroscience of emotion.
Work on psychoanalysis and consciousness on line: (For other work, including papers on Wittgenstein and interpretation, see the Philosophy Department website at King’s College London http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/philosophy/people/staff/associates/emeritus/hopkins/index.aspx)
- forthcoming ’Understanding and Healing: Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry in the Era of Neuroscience‘ (unedited version), in W. Fulford ed. The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Psychiatry. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- forthcoming 2012 ‘Conflict Creates an Unconscious Id‘, Neuropsychoanalysis.
- forthcoming 2012 ‘Psychoanalysis, Philosophical Issues‘ in SAGE Reference project Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences.
- 2012 ‘Psychoanalysis Representation and Neuroscience: the Freudian unconscious and the Bayesian brain’ in Fotopolu, Pfaff, and Conway, eds From the Couch to the Lab: Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology in Dialogue. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012 (prepublication version).
- 2007 ‘The Problem of Consciousness and the Innerness of the Mind’ in M.M. McCabe and M. Textor, ed, Perspectives on Perception, Frankfurt:Lancaster Publishers, 2007 (prepublication)
- 2004 ‘Conscience and Conflict: Darwin, Freud, and the Origins of Human Aggression’ in D. Evans and P. Cruse, ed, Emotion, Evolution, and Rationality, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
- 2003 Unpublished: ‘The Death Drive‘ paper for the Institute of Psychoanalysis, meeting on Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, London.
- 2003 ‘Emotion, Evolution, and Conflict’ in M. Chung, ed., Psychoanalytic Knowledge, London: Macmillan: Palgrove Press, 2003.
- 2000 ‘Psychoanalysis, Metaphor, and the Concept of Mind‘, in M. Levine, ed, The Analytic Freud, London: Routledge.
- 2000 ‘Evolution, Consciousness, and the Internality of Mind‘, in P. Carruthers and A. Chamberlin, eds, Evolution and the Human Mind, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- 1999 ‘Freud and the Science of Mind‘ in G. Howie, ed, The Edinburgh Encylopaedia of Continental Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press.
- 1999 ‘Patterns of Interpretation: Speech, Action, and Dream‘ in L Marcus, ed, Cultural Documents: The Interpretation of Dreams, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
- 1996 ‘Psychoanalytic and Scientific Reasoning‘, The British Journal of Psychotherapy, 13(1), Autumn.
- 1995 ‘Wittgenstein, Interpretation, and the Foundations of Psychoanalysis‘, in New Formations: Special Issue on Psychonanalysis and Culture, Autumn 1995.
- 1992: ‘Psychoanalysis, Interpretation, and Science‘ from J. Hopkins and A. Savile, eds, Psychoanalysis, Mind, and Art: Perspectives on Richard Wollheim, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
- 1991: ‘The Interpretation of Dreams‘ in J. Neu, ed, The Cambridge Companion to Freud, Cambridge University Press.
- 1988: ‘Epistemology and Depth Psychology‘ in P. Clark and C. Wright, eds, Mind, Psychoanalysis, and Science, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
- 1987: ‘Synthesis in the Imagination: Psychoanalysis, Infantile Experience, and the Concept of an Object‘, in J. Russell, ed, Philosophical Perspectives on Developmental Psychology, Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
- 1982, 1995, 2007 ‘Introduction: Philosophy and Psychoanalysis‘, in R. Wollheim and J. Hopkins, eds, Philosophical Essays on Freud, Cambridge University Press, 1982, in C. & G. MacDonald, eds, Philosophy of Psychology: Debates on Psychological Explanation, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1995. Digitally reprinted by CUP 2007, available in reprint on demand from CUP.