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The 29 Jun 2010

The act of madness

These study days are the second event organised by the ACMAP group (Comparative analysis of types of action and of presence). They will examine the act of madness in different cultural traditions from the point of view of ancient India, Greece and China, ancient Rome, and present-day Japan and Guinea-Bissau.

The act of madness is an act that, because of its language, words or references, is regarded by a specific culture as a deviation that can be rejected, tolerated or glorified. The idea is as follows: studying the act of madness should give us lateral access to an analysis of the act, which would not be open to us in any other way. Examining the act of madness, this unusual act, is in any case to continue the approach of reflecting on the act, insofar as it is part of an investigation into different cultural characterisations of psyches, focusing on the dynamics rather than seeking to set out a cartography of the faculties of the soul.


Jean-Michel Carrié (EHESS, Centre ANHIMA)

Catherine Darbo-Peschanski (CNRS/ Lille 3, Centre STL)

Frédérique Ildefonse (CNRS, UPR 76)

Renée Koch Piettre (EPHE, Centre ANHIMA)

Claudia Moatti (Paris VIII/ University of Southern California-Los Angeles)

  • Place:   Salle de cinéma
  • TimeSlots:
    The Tuesday 29 June 2010 to 02:00
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   Researcher, student
  • Categorie : Symposia
  • Free entry (subject to available places)
    Gratuit (dans la limite des places disponibles)