Jacques Lacan and André Green: Psyche or Soma?
November 20, 2021, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
with Guy Maruani, MD
New Center for Psychoanalysis
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Our presenter, Dr. Guy Maruani, is uniquely positioned by coincidences of time and place and professional, academic and personal interests to illuminate for us the complexly layered falling out of a master and student, two titans of French psychoanalysis, Jacques Lacan and André Green. Both were prominent in the Paris of the 1960s and 1970s as personal animosities developed in the context of a polarization of philosophical viewpoints: Lacan remained fascinated by Heidegger while Green relied deeply on Spinoza. Important questions are raised by Dr. Maruani as to the limits of application of philosophy to the practice of psychoanalysis and dynamic psychotherapy. Related, what are the critical elements of truth in analysis, knowing as Freud so stated that there is no such thing as truth in the unconscious. Dr. Maruani distinguishes himself as one who thinks broadly and deeply as he takes us into the intersecting realms of the psychoanalytic, the philosophic, the cultural, and the links between affect, body and human understanding.
Guy Maruani, MD, is a French psychiatrist who trained at Sainte-Anne Hospital in Paris, where he followed the clinical seminars of Jacques Lacan and the psychoanalytic seminars of André Green. Dr. Maruani practiced psychotherapy in Paris and had been assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Paris V11, before joining the European Center Psy Pluriel in Brussels as senior supervisor. Dr. Maruani has published on numerous topics in medicine, ethics, and psychiatry.
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