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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

Print version ISSN 0102-3772On-line version ISSN 1806-3446

Abstract

SALES, Jôse Lane  and  HERZOG, Regina. The Status of the Body in the Works of Freud After 1920. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2019, vol.35, e35420.  Epub Oct 28, 2019. ISSN 0102-3772.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0102.3772e35420.

From the psychoanalytic perspective, the concept of body differs from the concept of organism. The first differs from the second mainly because of drive. This study aimed to investigate the status of the body that emerged after 1920, in which this radicality is present. The discussion was framed in relation to the death drive principle, at which point the economic dimension becomes relevant in Freudian theory. The research highlighted the problems of drive excess and psychic representation. We pointed out that the body can manifest that which is not restricted to the representational sphere, such as, for example, the phenomenon of body memory. We also discussed the function of pain in body constitution and the importance of alterity in the subjectivation process.

Keywords : body; psychoanalysis; death drive; psychic representation; body memory.

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