Society on the Couch. Psychoanalyst Paul Verhaeghe's Cultural Criticism
(Tomas Vanheste) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2013, № 21
The target of Verhaeghe's cultural diagnosis is neoliberalism, which has elevated efficiency to the highest standard and which equates success as a human being with productivity, thus dominating our relationships with our bodies, partners and children. The psychotherapist is also rowing hard against the dominant current of thought which attributes all human behaviour to the genes and the brain. Nurture is more important than nature.
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