This blog started by posting research threads for my doctorate in philosophy at the European Graduate School, "Trauma and Event" (2012). Now, I am focusing on the crisis in psychiatry which is the subject of a forthcoming volume co-written with fellow psychiatrist and philosopher Drozdstoj Stoyanov - "Psychiatry in Crisis: At the Crossroads of Social Science, the Humanities and Neuroscience" to be published by Springer Medical in 2018.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
"Trauma & Event"
Soon, I will start a blog to share my daily work on my doctoral dissertation at the European Graduate School - "Trauma & Event."
Here is a sample ...
"Evental psychiatry is a process that allows those whom Badiou calls the uncounted (I call them threshold people), inhabiting the edge of the void in Badiou’s terms (or the threshold in mine), in what Agamben calls the state of exception (and what I call liminality) to be counted (Badiou), witnessed (Agamben) or heard (Mollica, Di Nicola) and to become Subjects. They are precisely those who take a wager on the Event (we are leaving the asylum to make a new life – Basaglia; whose madness breaks boundaries – Laing; whose exclusion destroys false consciousness – Fanon; who traverse the Real to negate the lack – Lacan) to find ways of maintaining a fidelity to it (we will make a new life outside the asylum; my madness will become my journey; I will create a new consciousness; I will offer what I don’t have to someone who doesn’t want it)."