Aleksandar Fatić (Serbia)

Aleksandar Fatić (Serbia) - PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade. PhD in Philosophy, Australian National University, Canberra, 1996. Project director and Professor, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory. President, Serbian Association of Applied Humanities. Author of Virtue as identity: Emotions and the moral personality (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) and numerous other titles.

Language and intentionality in psychodiagnostics and psychotherapy (Lecture) 

Presentation Language: English

The lecture will summarize key insights with regard to the role of intentionality in Brentano's and Searle's meaning of the words in understanding modern positivist psychodiagnostics and its pitfalls. It will elaborate on the practicalities of establishing initial contact with clients by using language and language games as the initial context. The lecture will pinpoint some of the Lacanian views of language as the medium in which 'the subconscious is already dissipated' and discuss potential ways in which these theoretical views can be put to practical application.