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COUTINHO, Angela. Transgression and limit in the analytical situation. Tempo psicanal. [online]. 2010, vol.42, n.2, pp. 269-285. ISSN 0101-4838.

This article aims to develop the idea of limit and transgression as operators of the analytical situation. Limit and transgression are interdependent. Foucault articulates transgression to God's death, to finiteness and to the experience of non-phenomenological language. The man finds his finitude and he is thought as unlimited finite beings-in other words, historically constituted beings - with no deep nature and with the capacity of identifying what leaded him to be what he is. This allows innumerable ruptures and truths, innumerable limits to be transposed. From this scope, psychoanalysis is a transgressive practice. It transgresses the fixations of memory, allowing a detachment from historical submission. Transgression here is not only thought of as a denunciation that the man is not a master in his own house - which emphasizes the unconscious determination of the psychic acts - but also as an overtaking of the historical limits of a certain experience. From this perspective, transgression is the assertion of difference while life is the potency of differentiation.

Palavras-chave : limit; transgression; analytic situation.

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