Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental
Print version ISSN 1415-4714
STENZEL, Mirela and DARRIBA, Vinicius Anciães. A teenager's act as a reactive response to inconsistency in the Other. Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.3, pp. 472-484. ISSN 1415-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47142011000300005.
In this article the author uses the theoretical articulation of a clinical case to analyze the impact of the act and the frequent reference, in teenage discourse, of the influence of "bad company." Lacan's discussion on ethics in his Seminars from 1959-1960 and 1968-1969 are referred to in the process. The author concludes that the act in adolescence is a possible response to what are seen as inconsistencies in the Other, and it aims, through transgression, to reach what Lacan associates with Freud's das Ding. This response is also indicative of desire itself, which sets a direction for clinical work.
Keywords : Teenager; ethics of psychoanalysis; Lacan; act.