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Fractal: Revista de Psicologia

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SOUZA, Carolina Rodrigues Alves de  and  COELHO, Daniel Menezes. The neuter in psychoanalysis: from technique to ethics. Fractal, Rev. Psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.1, pp.95-110. ISSN 1984-0292.

This article takes the notion of neutrality from the psychoanalytical clinic technique and confronts it with nearby notions like scientific neutrality or the neuter on Roland Barths' semiology. We attempt to demonstrate how such notion describes well the analytical posture demanded from the patient (free association) and the analyst (floating attention), and how it borns on the Freudian's practice to respond to problems found on that practice. For that, we'll discuss the themes of hypnosis and suggestion, as well as the ones related to the counter-transference. We'll yet defend that the neutrality isn't just about technique, but it is also central to the comprehension of psychoalysis' ethics itself.

Keywords : Psychoanalysis; neutrality; techniques; ethics.

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