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2011, Tue, Mar 08

Julia Kristeva

The Need to Believe and the Force of Monotheism

Julia Kristeva | © Promo

Julia Kristeva | © Promo

The literary theoretician, psychoanalyst and writer Julia Kristeva explores the question of the need to “believe”: with new interpretations of some of Freud’s central terms, she aims to overcome the stereotypical view that religious experience reduces people to the “Future of an Illusion”.

Kristeva has formulated the theory that the “Need to Believe” precedes the “Will to Know” as an anthropological constant. Julia Kristeva teaches at the University of Paris Denis Diderot. After her lecture, she will take part in a discussion with Sigrid Weigel, director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin.


Inaugural lecture as Honorary Member of the Center for Literary and Cultural research, Berlin (ZfL), in co-operation with the ZfL

Videos

Julia Kristeva and Sigrid Weigel: Discussion at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (08-03-2011) The videos...


Julia Kristeva: Lecture at Berliner Lektionen (06-03-2011) The video stream at berlinerfestspiele.de... -