“SUBJECT AND MASSES” – 2nd Webinar

2nd Webinar: “Disposition to sociability and pseudospeciation in group identities”

12th march 2021 - at 18.00cet

Zoom Video Conference

"If we can hypothesize a species-specific disposition to sociability and cooperation, together with the innate tendency to limit destructiveness towards members of the same species, then we can explain the formation of group identities as pseudospeciations that build “scapegoats”, a monsterization by which any kind of violence can be practiced up to annihilation. Therefore the formation of groups and different types of masses responds to the double thrust of altruistic cooperation and / or the defeat-destruction of the other enemy, misrecognized as human."

R. Màdera

The webinar entitled  “Disposition to sociability and pseudospeciation in group identities”, is the second meeting of the series “Subject and masses. Psychoanalysis and the politics of the unconscious“.

Friday 12th March at 18.00 CET.

Speaker: Romano Màdera
Discussants: Luciano De Fiore and Franco Lolli
Moderator: Raffaele Bracalenti

The seminars in streaming will be held on the Video Conferencing  ZOOM platform. Simultaneous translation service will be available.

Visit he website www.massenpsychologie.com,
Buy your virtual ticket for free

Italy is certainly not the only country experiencing a growth in populism, but it is Italy that invites psychoanalysts, historians and philosophers, both in Italy and abroad, to reflect on current’s relationship between “Subject and Masses”.

One hundred years after the publication of Sigmund Freud’s Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (Massenpsychologie und Ich-Analyse, Sigmund Freud, 1921), the Psychoanalytic Institute for Social Research (IPRS), the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis “Elvio Fachinelli” (ISAP), the European Journal of Psychoanalysis, the Institute for European Research in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IREP) and the Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology of Sapienza University, are launching a series of 15 free webinars to be held between 19th February and 18th December 2021 at 18:00 CET.


Maurizio Balsamo, Sergio Benvenuto, Matteo Bonazzi, Raffaele Bracalenti
Alessandra Campo, Arturo Casoni, Fernando Castrillon, Lorenzo Chiesa, Felice Cimatti, Cristiana Cimino, Luciano De Fiore, Giovanni De Renzis, Divya Dwivedi,  Benjamin Fong, Edmond Gilliéron, Stefano Guerra, Giovanni Leghissa, Federico Leoni, Franco Lolli,
Madera, Giacomo Marramao, Bruno Moroncini, Jean-Luc Nancy, Dany Nobus, Giovanni Orsina, Alex Pagliardini, Fabrizio Palombi, Riccardo Panattoni, Pietro Pascarelli, Massimo Recalcati, Rocco Ronchi, Davide Tarizzo, Paolo Virno.