The sad fate of Syriza

  In capitalism as we knew it, when a severe economic crisis made impossible the system’s normal reproduction, some kind of authoritarian rule (usually a...

In facing a chaotic political situation, must we listen to “somebody” or let our...

“Conscience” is a deeply misleading notion. Because most of the time conscience refers to the guilt we experience if we are engaged in an...

Anna O.: Famous Case Study of Joseph Breuer and Sigmund Freud

Fraulein Anna O. (Bertha Pappenheim) was the first of 5 patients treated for hysterical illnesses by Josef Breuer and Sigmund Freud and described in...

Give Me Shelter

  Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi and Mark Fisher discuss exhaustion, the financial crisis, aesthetic resistance and the ‘slow cancellation of the future’ In the 1970s in Italy,...

Jihad, the Feminine and Stalker (1979):

  Jihad, the Feminine and Stalker (1979): Understanding Islam’s radicality through Tarkovsky’s masterpiece.                      “One is thus tempted to claim that Tarkovsky stands for the...

Psychoanalytic Novels of Simon Navagattegama

"Where there is much light, the shadow is deep." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Sri Lankan novelist Simon Navagattegama used a series of mystic...

Lacanian Model of Psychosis

The term psychosis was first introduced in the mid-19th century (Thomas, 2001) and this term was first used by the Austrian medical doctor Ernst...

Reading ‘Appachchi Avith’, for the Utmost Benefit of Understanding the Society

  The award winning novel, Appachchi Avith, which was written by Saman Wickramarachchi, can be considered as a successful expression of the psychosocial aspect of...

රටට ආගමක් අවශ්‍යයි; නමුත් ප්‍රශ්නය අද කවුරුවත් ආගම විශ්වාස නොකිරීමයි

“මම භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේලාට ගරු කරනවා. අද කහ සිවුරු දාගෙන කට්ටියක් බොහොම අප්සෙට් වැඩ කරනවා. මම ඒ ගොල්ලන්ව පිළිගන්නේ නෑ. හැබැයි අපේ රටට ආගමක් ඕන....

Protesting In the Age of Social Media

Philosopher and activist Srećko Horvat thinks #deleteFacebook isn’t enough to stop big companies from getting rich by harvesting our personal data, and influencing elections...

The Return of the Real: Reflections on the 2018 Local Government Results

  Preview: One shall ask the fundamental question after the appalling decline of the Yahapālana Government in the 2018 Local government election; ‘why did Mahinda...

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