Habits, Addiction and Unknowable


  • Charles Joussellin Médecin des hôpitaux, Centre hospitalier universitaire Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France




habit, addiction, unknown, subjectivity, hypnosis


Habits like addictions are resulting from tensions between multiple living phenomenons, unknowables and unobjectivables ; inside of organs, consciousness, humain body, there are subjectif language and interhumain relation-sheeps. Being affraid about the possible drift of the game of neuroscientific images, those of algorithms and protocols, we prefere the possibilities emerging from an intersubjectivity, with care-giving target. Take care of somebody else represents, first of all, a meeting-point between two subjects and the quality of this meeting will considerably influence the technicity or the effects of some medecines. The technical healthcare proposed in addictions does not escape the influence of the healthcare relation-sheep and the support of hypnosis for a person called « addict » is a good way between other possibles propositions. In the practice of hypnosis, we prefer images founded by the person that we support ; in other words, a visualisation of their insight, in the middle of their intimate immensity : an ephemeral space rich in possibilities insight the subjectivity, wich remains unobjectivable. The person is not « thrown into the world » but opens a world of a hidden depth and greatness, singular, radicaly subjective, intimate, constructive. The « elsewhere » and the « once » are stronger than the « here » and « now ».

Author Biography

Charles Joussellin, Médecin des hôpitaux, Centre hospitalier universitaire Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France

Médecin des hôpitaux, Centre hospitalier universitaire Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France


Arendt, H. (1983). Condition de l’homme moderne [The condition of the modern human]. Calmann-Lévy.

Bachelard, G. (1994). La poétique de l’espace [The poetics of space]. PUF.

Bergson, H. (2011). La conscience et la vie [Living consciousness]. PUF.

Blaise, M., & Rossé, E. (2011). Monsieur Drogue. Claude Olievenstein, trente ans d'interventions médiatiques [Mr. Drogue. Claude Olievenstein, thirty years of media interventions]. Psychotropes, 1(17), 57-82. https://www.cairn.info/revue-psychotropes-2011-1-page-57.htm

Devereux, G. (2012). De l’angoisse à la méthode dans les sciences du comportement [From anxiety to method in the behavioral sciences]. Flammarion.

Fortané, N. (2010). La carrière des addictions, d'un concept médical à une catégorie d'action publique [The career of addictions, from a medical concept to a category of public action]. Genèses, 1(78), 5-24. https://www.cairn.info/revue-geneses-2010-1-page-5.htm

Heidegger, M. (1986). Être et temps [Being and time]. Gallimard.

Husserl, E. (2001). Sur l’intersubjectivité [On intersubjectivity]. PUF.

Ravaisson, F. (2007). De l’habitude [Of habit]. Allia.




How to Cite

Joussellin, C. . (2021). Habits, Addiction and Unknowable. BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, 12(2), 303-307. https://doi.org/10.18662/brain/12.2/207

Publish your work at the Scientific Publishing House LUMEN

It easy with us: publish now your work, novel, research, proceeding at Lumen Scientific Publishing House

Send your manuscript right now