Philippe Van Haute -

Philippe Van haute (1957) studied philosophy in Leuven, Strasbourg and Paris. He is currently professor of philosophical anthropology and chair of the department of THeoretical Philosphy at the Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands). He is also a practicing psychoanalyst. He was president of the Belgian School of Psychoanalysis between 2006 and 2009. He co-founded in 1996 (together with, among others, Paola Marrati and Fabio Ciaramelli) the Symposium for Phenomenology that meets every year in Perugia (Italy). He chairs the Center for Philosophical Anthropology and psychoanalysis ( and the Freud Research Group. His recent books in English include 'Against Adaptation. Jacques Lacan's Subversion of the Subject' (Other press, 2002); (with Tomas Geyskens) 'Confusion of Tongues. The Primacy of Sexuality in Freud, Ferenczi and Laplanche' (Other Press, 2004); (with Tomas Geyskens) From Death Drive to Attachment Theory. The Primacy of the Child in Freud, Klein and Hermann' (Other press 2007) and (with Tomas Geyskens) A Non-Oedipal Psychoanalysis? Clinical Anthropology of Hysteria in the works of Freud and Lacan (Louvain University press 2012).