Individual Presentation:
• Jeffrey Rubin: The Evil that Men Do: Psychoanalytic Meditations on Wickedness (60 min)

Abstract: Evil simultaneously commands our attention and resists our comprehension. Philosophers and theologians, dramatists and political theorists, psychoanalysts and anthropologists have struggled to elucidate the nature of wickedness. But the nature of evil seems to elude human comprehension and raise more questions than answers. In this presentation, I explore a plurality of forms and sources of evil, as well as briefly draw on Herman Melville and William Shakespeare in order to gain hints about how to respond to this baffling and troubling dimension of human life.

Bio: Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD, practices psychoanalysis in New York and Northern Westchester. He is the author of six books, and he teaches at various psychoanalytic institutions.