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SILVEIRA, Fernando da; FERNANDES, Maria Inês Assumpção  and  GAILLARD, Georges. Contributions of René Kaës to the epistemology of psychoanalysis. Ágora (Rio J.) [online]. 2020, vol.23, n.1, pp.39-48.  Epub Jan 24, 2020. ISSN 1809-4414.

Contributions of René Kaës to the epistemology of psychoanalysis. The objective of this article is to discuss the effects of the unconscious alliances on extension of psychoanalysis. 55 texts published in the Revista Brasileira de Psicanálise between 1967 and 1976 were analyzed under the theoretical framework of René Kaës. A brief historical reconstruction with the concept of unconscious alliances in order to investigate the narcissistic bases present since the origins of psychoanalysis; that restricted the capacity to think in the group in the field of psychoanalysis. Narcissistic benefits were extracted of this resistance, that still today difficult the extension of the psychoanalysis for the inclusion of the group as a theoretical object.

Keywords : the Brazilian analytical movement; unconscious alliances; narcissistic alliances - group.

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