This episode of Rendering Unconscious podcast is a lecture by Dr. Steven Reisner “Crazy Like a Fox: Evil is Not a Psychiatric Illness ” presented at the New School for Social Research, January 31, 2017. Dr. Reisner is introduced by Dr. Chris Christian, who organized the event.
Steven Reisner, PhD is a psychoanalyst, psychologist and political activist. He is a founding member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, Advisor on Psychology and Ethics for Physicians for Human Rights and past-President of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. He was a leader in the successful movement to prohibit psychologists from their central role in CIA and military abuses of detainees. As a result of these efforts, psychologists were removed from Guantanamo Bay in January 2016. Dr. Reisner hosts the podcast MADNESS: Where Psychology & Capitalism Collide
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Dr. Reisner contributed to Rendering Unconscious, the book! Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019).
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Dr. Sinclair is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).
Dr. Sinclair is the editor of Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019) Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Dr. Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson.
The song at the end of the episode is from the album LUNACY (OST) by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson
Lunacy the film is available to view at Vimeo on Demand:
Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.
Image from the event.