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VILLA, François. Does psychoanalysis have tools to think about the evil?: A study about the book "The Spirit of the Evil' by Nathalie Zaltzman. Reverso [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.61, pp. 47-57. ISSN 0102-7395.

The role of Nathalie Zaltzman in the psychoanalytic thinking and in its contemporary clinic is presenting by the author in her toughts about the evil, its genesis and its effects in the culture. To questio about psychoanalysis's position when she describes the spirit of the evil, its nature and its incidence in the subject and the human groups is inescapable. Then, it rises a question if the pshychoanalysis would have tools to investigate and treat this phenomenon that is happinning all way trough our history.

Keywords : Spirit of evil; Culture; Culture malaise; Mass psychology; Crimes against humanity; Repetition; Unconcious guilty feelings; Totemisme; Prima horda; Social neoformation; Philogenesis; Ontogenesis.

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