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Psicologia em Estudo

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MARCOS, Cristina Moreira. The feminine and the real in psychoanalysis considerations. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.1, pp. 149-156. ISSN 1413-7372.

The feminine is considered by Lacan as a being who does not submit entirely to Oedipus. By focusing less on castration than on the division introduced by the rule of the phallus, his questions about women are based on the women's division between the two jouissances. It is in that a woman is not completely subject to the law of the signifier that there would be a possibility of another jouissance. It remains a nameless, a real who enjoys another jouissance, additional to the phallus. The woman, not entirely in the symbolic, would have a privileged relationship with reality. We need to ask how this relationship should be read. We do not want to examine extensively Lacan's teaching on the real, but to present some aspects of this concept in order to clarify women's privileged relationship with this real.

Keywords : Female; real; psychoanalysis.

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