CFP: Conflicts, Limits, Recognition
Submission deadline: Monday, July 2 2012
Tuesday, November 6 2012 - Friday, November 9 2012
International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy (ISPP), Universidad Diego Portales
The theory of recognition, which traces back to Hegel, takes an important place in recent intellectual debates. In the context of political and social philosophy, authors like Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, Nancy Fraser, Axel Honneth, among others, have shown its importance and its ethical-political value. At the center of the debate between these authors lies the linkage between recognition, autonomy, subjective identity and political-economic transformations. On the other hand, authors like Frantz Fanon, Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler and Slavoj Žižek, among others, have shown how recognition can be used for the transmission and the reproduction of dominant ideologies. So instead of stressing its emancipatory potential, these authors have shown that recognition is a way in which subjectivity is constituted as mere subjection.
In the realm of psychoanalysis, the notion of recognition has an equally strong presence. On the one hand, especially in the United States, the so called relational and intersubjective mouvement —represented by authors like Jessica Benjamin or Dona Orange and strongly influenced by the tradition of the Frankfurt School— have explored the potential of recognition as a solution for the destructiveness that threatens intersubjectivity. In addition, before the beginning of the 1960ies, Jacques Lacan —influenced by the French intellectual appropriation of the work of Hegel—placed the question of intersubjective recognition in the center of his conception of the cure. After this first period, though, his work displaced itself towards the revelation of the alienating condition of intersubjectivity. Starting from this critique, for Lacan the subject paradoxically recognizes itself only in front of the impossibility of being completely recognized within the intersubjetive field.
This rich debate, constituted by philosophic, sociologic, political and psychoanalytical elements, is located at the borderline where the analytic practice interrogates itself for its political dimension as well as politics interrogates itself for its emancipatory potential.
Call for the submission of abstracts
The organizing committee of the conference at the University Diego Portales welcomes the submission of abstracts regarding the topics of the conference (see below).
Instructions for the submission:
- Deadline for the submission of abstracts is July 2nd 2012.
- The date for the reply of the scientific committee is August 15th 2012.
- Please submit abstracts to email@example.com with
- “Conference Conflicts, Limits, Recognition” in the subject heading.
In Charge of the scientific committee:
Dr. des. Mauro Basaure et Dr. Rodrigo de la Fabián
Norms for the submitted abstracts:
- Conference languages are Spanish, English and French.
- Abstracts can be submitted in any of these languages.
- The maximum amount of words for the submitted abstracts is 500
- Recent debates about recognition theory
- The question of recognition in the tradition of psychoanalysis
- Recognition and normativity
- Normativity and subject
- Psychoanalysis and emancipation
- Transference and recognition
- Psychoanalytical cure and recognition
- Identity, difference and alienation
- Processes of subjectivation, recognition and subjection
- Ideological reproduction and recognition
- Violence, difference and recognition
- Feminism and recognition
- Repetition, violence and recognition
- Recognition and intersubjectivity
- Testimony and recognition
- Politics of identity and emancipatory transformations
- Psychoanalysis and ideology
- Trauma, violence and recognition
- Psychic suffering as lack of recognition
- Clinical categories as social pathologies
- Sexuality and Recognition
- The social bond after the psychoanalytical experience