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This special issue stages an encounter between psychoanalysis and the Middle East. Taking seriously the possibility of an alchemical transformation of psychoanalytic thought through its encounter with the Middle East and with Islam, chapters reopen the psychoanalytic canon to consider key...
Regarded by many as the pre-eminent Islamicist of the twentieth century, Henry Corbin is also the subject of much criticism, aimed primarily at his supposed overemphasis on the mythological aspects of Islamic philosophy and his idiosyncratic privileging of the concept of the imaginal world....
Taking the lead from Lacan's experimentum mentis (Seminar VII) of adopting the point of view of the Last Judgement toward a psychoanalytic reconsideration of ethics, this paper traces the subjunctive forms of a conversation between a Moroccan psychoanalyst and a Qurʾanic scholar and religious...
This article imagines psychoanalysis geopolitically by way of an exploratory foray into the oeuvre of Sami-Ali, the Arabic translator of Sigmund Freud's Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, author of a large body of original psychoanalytic writings, and translator of the poetry of Sufi...
In the 1950s, the Iraqi sociologist ʿAli al-Wardi attempted to work through, for a popular Iraqi readership, various theories of unconscious forces that shape human conduct, from Sufi conceptions of the hidden dimensions of the mind, to Freudian theories of the id and the super-ego, to insights...
This article examines how ‘dialogue initiatives’ function as the psychic extension of Israel's Apartheid closure system and as an act of ‘extractive introjection.’ The article pays particular critical attention to the political and psychological fallacies offered by the theoretical concept (or...
In his most recent book, entitled Un Furieux désir de sacrifice. Le surmusulman (A Furious Desire for Sacrifice: The Super Muslim), Benslama sets himself the task of laying down on the psychoanalytic couch the jihadi figure he calls ‘le surmusulman,’ which literally means a sort of super- or...
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