Why do we have the need to believe in something or someone? What happens in our brain when we put our faith into practice? Why do religions continue to enjoy excellent health in the world, despite the fact that the progress of science shows us in more and more detail an empty universe?
This book -Winnicott's last text- was born from the now classic article that the author devoted to the study of "transitional objects". His thesis is based on a conception of play, that capacity to create an intermediate space between what is outside and what is inside that does not make use of regu..
Few debates have emerged with such force as the reform of the electoral system. Citizen disaffection, party organization or the emergence of a political class lacking in professional worth have to do with this debate. The electoral system is the heart of democracy, since the fundamental intuition th..
Going through a grieving process and learning to live with the suffering of loss is an act of resilience in which different psychosocial support mechanisms are activated. In cases of traumatic death such as suicide, long-term illness or Covid-19, perinatal or infant losses, accidents, to name a few,..
This work seeks to reflect on how to build and care for groups, companies and professional organizations, making them internally strong, in harmony, and credible, strengthening them to ensure that they last over time. The book covers important topics on leadership, ethics, communication, trust, chan..
The main scenario in which resilience develops, understood as the process in the face of situations of adversity that allows us to learn through experience, includes two of the main institutions of socialization: the family and the school. In each of them we have found an important figure that promo..
Dispatches from the Freud Wars. Psychoanalysis and its Passions
In his collection of essays, leading historian and philosopher of science John Forrester focuses on the life and work of the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Forrestor discusses aspects of his clinical practice and personal relationships, to shed new light on the so-called «Freudian battles»..
In mid-1949 Wittgenstein spent some time in Ithaca, where Norman Malcolm reawakened his interest in the philosopher Moore and his work In Defense of Common Sense, which contains the claim that common sense makes it possible to know with certainty that certain things are true. Wittgenstein had long b..
How to recognize a «supermind»? How does the new paradigm of «multiple intelligences» fit in? Do professionals and educational centers have enough tools to identify and intervene appropriately? More importantly, where does this leave children and families? Nowadays, it is necessary to openly address..
Since its inception in the 1960s as brief psychotherapy for depression, cognitive therapy has undergone significant development. At present, this approach is successfully applied to a broad spectrum of psychological disorders. All treatments are supported by a set of sound basic principles, not alwa..
The tragedy of emigration, the military interventionism of the United States or the future of the European Union are some of the issues that Hannah Arendt raises with astonishing clarity in this book. The texts, written for the press between 1943 and 1975, are immediate positions on political events..
Since Boris Cyrulnik coined the term «Resilience Tutor» a few years ago, references to the figure, as well as questions, have increasingly followed one after the other. Initially, allusions to the «Resilience Tutor» refer to a person who, sometimes unconsciously, unconditionally accompanies someone ..