In her column in “Le Monde”, the historian E. Roudinesco deplores the loss of prestige suffered by the discipline, and argues in favour of returning to so-called “humanist” psychiatry.
The aim of this paper is to show in what terms reality can be considered as a stratification of surfaces by developing Mario Perniola’s philosophy of transit. The …
The Absolute Feminine-Animal Other
With the help of the 1942 film by Tourneur, “Cat People”, the author hypothesizes, from a Lacanian and zooanthropological perspective (which thinks of …
To Paola Carola
«I should like to be Alcibiades for one day and one night, and then die!»
W. Goethe, from a letter to Herder, July 1772.
At what conditions is it possible to do philosophy today? This question has obsessed Alain Badiou for over fifty years and since his early work Manifesto for Philosophyhas found at …
La vie avec Lacan (The Life with Lacan)
Paris : Gallimard, 2016 (coll. « L’infini ». 105 pages).
An analyzing life
“Life with Lacan”. …
Dagmar Herzog, Cold War Freud
(Cambridge University Press, New York, 2016)
Dagmar Herzog teaches History at the City University of New York. Her …
As the contemporary moment witnesses unprecedented levels of neoliberal horrors, Robert Pfaller makes the utterly compelling and refreshing argument that pleasure may be our strongest weapon of opposition. With uncompromising …
Many recent philosophical discussions have been marked by the rather stunning re-launching of the question of realism, triggered by Quentin Meillassoux’s book After finitude (Après la finitude, 2006), and …
The author challenges some of the traditional views regarding perverse masochism, drawing on a case of a male subject who had carried out perverse practices for much of his …
Published on Journal for Lacanian Studies, vol. 4, nr. 1, 2006, pp. 99-120.
The author compares Lacan’s (whose paradigm is essentially Hegelian-Heideggerian) reading of Freud with …