Arnon Grunberg



Yesterday I invited a Lacan expert to speak to my students about Freud, Lacan and maybe a little bit about Žižek as well.
I believe he did a good job explaining the basics of psychotherapy and the basics of the philosophy of Lacan.
Afterwards a student said to me: “Very interesting, but also very unscientific.” Freud can still be very provocative, especially when it comes to sexuality. It is not easy to take sexuality not personally. This was my first thought.
But there is also the traditional mistake: the expectation that a certain system explains everything. Even a system with flaws can be worth studying.
And what’s the advantage of studying literature in a scientific way? What does it actually mean? Science can become a fetish as well.