Paolino Cantalupo, Aldo
Aldo Masullo, Sergio
Published by Loggia de Lanzi - Firenze,
"Being is openness, possibility, plan, never structure and
According to this treatise, mental illness involves not a loss but an excess of identity.
Delirium is the delirium of being identical and not open, when being is by nature
multiple. Multiple and changing.
New therapies then must aim not to consolidate the ego, but to transform anf multiply it.
The treatise deals with the demise of the concept of identity, and describes the shifting
proliferation of selves in each of us. It reverses Freudian psychoanalytic theories
impressively, interpreting the Oedipus not as a tragedy of incestuous sexuality but as a
tragedy of identity and power.
It is the consolidation of a single form of the self above all other possible forms that
can lead to decompensation, illness, and even insanity.
In this new way a philosopher, a psychoanalyst and two psychiatrists describe the human
condition in terms of incompletess but also of openness, possibility and desire.
In conclusion an outline is given of the techiques of a Transformational Anthropology that
will help in the crossing of that "desert that extends beyond the ancient ruins of