Rodrigo Farías Rivas
Spring 2018 Andrew W. Mellon International Predoctoral Fellow
Rodrigo Farías Rivas visited Northwestern in Spring 2018.
Rodrigo Farías Rivas studied Psychology and Philosophy at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is a Clinical Psychologist and graduated from Philosophy with a thesis dealing with the possibility of a theoretical continuity between Wittgenstein and Lacan. In 2016 he began his doctoral studies in the joint Ph.D. Programme in Philosophy offered by Diego Portales University in Chile and Leiden University in the Netherlands, with a research project dealing with Nietzsche and Lacan. More precisely, Rodrigo is currently interested in conceiving a feasible concurrence between nihilism as a historical logic of denaturalization and jouissance as the ultimate force driving unconscious subjectivity.