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Ágora: Estudos em Teoria Psicanalítica

Print version ISSN 1516-1498On-line version ISSN 1809-4414

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ROCHA, Paulina Schmidtbauer. Psychoanalytical Institutions: ostrich politics?. Ágora (Rio J.) [online]. 2000, vol.3, n.2, pp.157-167. ISSN 1516-1498.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-14982000000200009.

This paper points to questions considered fundamental for the constitution of more democratic and fraternal psychoanalytical institutions. These should be capable of preserving the critical vocation of psychoanalysis as well as its subversive character on behalf of humanity. The author reflects on the historical marks and political developments of the psychoanalytical institution, emphasizing that it should no longer be seen as a necessary evil for training psychoanalysts and transmitting psychoanalysis. Rather, it should be considered as one of several possible alternatives for thinking about man and his contemporary circumstances. This in turn implies non-delegable responsibilities that must be acknowledged by all psychoanalysts who wish to belong to the psychoanalytical polis.

Keywords : psychoanalytical institution; politics; contemporaneity.

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