Truth has always been a central philosophical category, occupying different fields of knowledge and practice. In the current moment of fake news and alternative facts, it is mandatory to revisit the various meanings of truth. Departing from various approaches to psychoanalytic theory and practice, the authors gathered in this book offer critical reflections and insights about truth and its effects. In articulations of psychoanalysis with (for instance) philosophy, ethics and politics, the reader will find discussions about issues such as knowledge, love, and clinical practice, all marked by the matter of truth.
Jasper Feyaerts is a philosopher and doctor of clinical psychology (Ghent University), currently affiliated as a professor of clinical psychology with the Department of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Consulting (Ghent University) and the Centre for Contextual Psychiatry (KU Leuven). Paulo Beer is a psychoanalyst, holds a PhD in social psychology (University of São Paulo), and is a member of the International Society of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy (SIPP-ISPP). He coordinates the Centre for Studies and Therapeutic Actions (NETT).