Das Unbehagen presents: Paul Verhaeghe

Join us in this special opportunity to meet with world renowned Lacanian psychoanalyst and scholar Paul Verhaeghe. Paul Verhaeghe has a PhD in clinical psychology and a Special Doctorate in Psychodiagnostics from the University of Ghent. He received his psychoanalytical training at the Belgian School for Psychoanalysis and then at the École de la cause freudienne (Paris-Brussels). Paul is Senior Professor at the University of Ghent in the department for psychoanalysis and counseling psychology. He is an analyst in private practice, and member of the European School for Psychoanalysis and the World Association of Psychoanalysis. He is the author of hundreds of articles and numerous books, originally published in Dutch and translated into English and other languages, including: Does the Woma...Read More

Sergio Benvenuto: Perversions are not Paraphilias

The psychoanalytic and psychiatric (DMS) diagnostics on perversion nearly coincide, even if psychiatry prefers to use the euphemism “paraphilia.” But do analysts and psychiatrists both know exactly what they are talking about? And in our times, what sense does it have to say that a subject is “perverse?” Sergio Benvenuto, the author of several books and articles on this subject, proposes a description of perverse subjectivity as an exquisitely ethical puzzle. What we (analysts and psychiatrists) consider perverse today is in fact an act in which the subject takes enjoyment by using the subjectivity of the other or the Other. SERGIO BENVENUTO is a psychoanalyst and a researcher in psychology and philosophy at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, Italy. He graduated in Psycho...Read More

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