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One of the foundation’s main activities is bringing together a number of knowledge fields to draw us closer to a better understanding of the human condition. We currently benefit from breathtaking advances in genetics, neuroscience, the cognitive sciences, etc.; similarly, psychoanalysis’s more than 100-year history offers us a privileged view of human subjectivity, the mind’s structures and sexuality. Cross-pollenating between disciplines—disciplines that do not always go together and that at times even diverge in their understanding that truth is only what can be confirmed according to specific scientific criteria—will be, for us, a way to understand human beings. Our concern is to get closer to knowledge and the truth it contains, an end to which philosophy and ethics can also play their part. Though knowledge and truth are subject to relative outcomes—themselves subject to trial and error—our point of departure is that no single discipline encompasses all human knowledge, just as no single way of thinking can assert itself as the only valid path to understanding humankind.

To avoid falling into mere relativism—within which there can be no possibility for reaching a true understanding with any reasonable degree of certainty—or a knowledge hodge-podge that makes no distinction between disciplines, we will assay our forum as a way of reaching reference points that support a more favorable consciousness of ourselves and our actions as they relate to internal and subjective consequences as well as the repercussions these wield in our immediate surroundings and in the societies to which we belong.