Archives par mot-clé : Truth

Julien Guillou: Fascination for islamicism

This article will try to pinpoint the conditions leading to the emergence of Islamic fanaticism in Europe. The fascination Islamism exerts over the Old World here designates both the attraction to jihad and intellectual blindness in the face of the phenomenon. This symptom of contemporary life will be interpreted in light of the effects of “historical truth” caused in the people involved, while the issues this presents for the work of human culture will be explored.

Adolescence, 2017, 35, 1, 149-166.

Philippe Kong: A time of the awakening to knowledge.

In psychoanalysis, the distinction between truth and knowledge has implications beyond the theoretical sphere. It is also essential in the clinical context. The adolescent crisis, as Lacan following in Freud’s footsteps suggests, involves « questioning truth as though it were knowledge ». This sort of questioning allows a young person at an impasse to use knowledge in order to produce a new formalization.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 279-287.