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Yadlin-Gadot, S. (2019). Post-Truth, Hegemonic Discourse and the Psychoanalytic Task of Decentering. Psychoanal. Dial., 29(2):172-188.

(2019). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 29(2):172-188

Post-Truth, Hegemonic Discourse and the Psychoanalytic Task of Decentering

Shlomit Yadlin-Gadot, Ph.D.

This paper offers a psychological definition of truth and construes subjectivity as evolving from dynamic tensions between conflicting truths that inhabit and structure the psyche. Exploring the epistemic multiplicity of the mind in philosophic and psychoanalytic terms, psychic malaise and hegemonic discourse are formulated in terms of the domination of particular truths at the expense of the repression and dissociation of others. In this context the concept of “post-truth” is discussed in terms of hegemony, discourse and a regressive tendency to grant truth a single definition that is consequently imposed on the psyche. A clinical vignette illustrates the creation of a transitional truth-space that reverses the exclusion of particular truths and engages in a truths dialogue on both inter- and intrasubjective levels.

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