Roberto Mangabeira Unger

Interviews and Discussions

A Program for Late Twentieth-Century Psychiatry

Presented as the William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture at the 133rd annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, May 3-9, 1980. Published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, 139:2, February 1982, pp. 155-164.

Discussions of my work

Here are some contrasting approaches to my writings in social theory. They may help the reader engage the work.


These occasional pieces represent yet another attempt to reconsider general ideas about society and personality from the vantage point of a particular practical domain. The little lecture “The Better Futures of Architectures” was part of a debate with Jacques Derrida. The subsequent letter grew out of conversations, prompted by the lecture, with Rem Koolhaass and Frank Gehry.