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Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva

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BIRMAN, Joel. The discontent in modernity and psychoanalysis: social-proof psychoanalysis. Physis [online]. 1998, vol.8, n.1, pp. 123-144. ISSN 0103-7331.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73311998000100007.

The article aims at showing the presence of two opposing theoretical discourses in Freud, in what concerns the relationship between the subject and modernity. lt intends to demonstrate that in its second version, developed in Maiaise dans ia civiiisation, the analytical discourse achieved a systematic critical review of its initial version outlined in "La morale sexuelle 'civilisée' et la maladie nerveuse des temps modernes". Through constructing the concepts of discontent and distress, the Freudian discourse thus made psychoanalysis social-proof. In addition, it indicates that psychoanalysis was able to build a reading of modernity other than those made by Weber and Heidegger. Finally, this journey also aims at thinking over the present crisis of psychoanalysis within the new conditions of discontent in modernity.

Keywords : Discontent; distress; sublimation.

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