Jim Hopkins

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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)