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Tempo psicanalitico

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GORI, Roland. The pathologies of nihilism in our modernity. Tempo psicanal. [online]. 2010, vol.42, n.1, pp. 107-129. ISSN 0101-4838.

In our culture there is a common denominator between the formal envelopes of symptoms and the psychopathological models that try to apprehend them. This common point is not any other than the denial of the Other to whom the symptom is addressed, and that it includes in a certain way. The place of the Other in the fabrication of symptoms and in their address is still the blind spot for both the new psychopathological diagnoses and the heuristic models which try to account for their intelligibility and treatment. This denial results from the substance of a civilization, and the way in which it expresses its pathologies. Today it is the addict, who better testifies, as a martyr, on this indulgence between a form of civilization and its pathologies, the nihilism of our modernity.

Keywords : addict; civilization; denegation; diagnostic; nihilism; pathology.

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