Una sfida per la filosofia

  • Sergio Benvenuto International Institute of Depth Psychology (IIDP) in Kiev

Abstract

Starting from the Freudian theory of love - as an illusion of something that love is not - the author develops an approach to love that owes a lot to Wittgenstein’s thought. He poses the problem as to what extent love can be altruistic, yet without being reduced to a dynamic (whether Freudian drives or biological genes) that determines it. He proposes a fresh approach that draws love closer to ethics and aesthetics, insofar as it aims not at the beloved or desired object as such, but at the actual reality of the other. Love illustrates the human need for the real.

Biografia autore

Sergio Benvenuto, International Institute of Depth Psychology (IIDP) in Kiev

Psicoanalista, filosofo e saggista, formatosi come psicologo all'Università Parigi 7, Visiting Researcher alla New School for Social Research di New York, oggi insegna psicoanalisi all'International Institute of Psychology of Depth a Kiev. È presidente dell'Istituto Elvio Fachinelli (alias, Istituto di Studi Avanzati in Psicoanalisi), fondatore nel 1995 l'European Journal of Psychoanalysis, di cui è direttore.

Pubblicato
2022-03-15
Sezione
I. Teorie d'amore