Vol 35 (1) 2017

Editoriaal - Junior Ingouf

Mathematical realism and the impossible structure of the real - Samo Tomšič

Cartesian Meditations: unconscious, truth and subjectivity - Jasper Feyaerts

The plague: Freud, Lacan & the crisis of critique - Marc De Kesel

Psychoanalysis beyond good and evil - Bert De Meulder


Interview met Leo Apostel: De psychoanalyse heeft het begrip oorzaak nodig!

Aug 222017

This article discusses the influence of Koyré’s epistemology on Lacan’s conception of the real and more broadly on his critical examination of the relation between science and psychoanalysis. The discussion necessitates a systematic return to Koyré, whose visibility in contemporary philosophical and psychoanalytical debates is rather marginal despite his major contribution to the development of […]

Aug 222017

In this contribution we will offer a reading of Freud’s ambiguous therapeutic “advice” to “say more than one knows”. Starting from some preliminary reflections on the issue of confession and Lacan’s theoretical distinction between enunciation/enunciated, we will propose three successive ideas with regard to the notions of unconscious, truth and subjectivity. Firstly, a connection will […]

Aug 222017

During its long history, psychoanalytical theory has developed a criticism dealing with almost the entire domain of human culture and civilization. That theory lays bare the unconscious motives and structures which, on the conscious level, can have all kinds of pernicious effects. The weak point of that criticism, however, consists in its awareness that the […]

Aug 222017

The moral criticism of Nietzsche in Beyond Good and Evil puts the dogmatics behind the philosophy of utilitarianism and deontological ethics at stake. The philosophy of ‘living as art’ and the human rights philosophy are criticised. The subject of autonomy, or the ‘I’, the agent of most ethical theories, is seen as a grammatical fiction. […]