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MARIA, Carmen Elisa Escobar. The Freudian unconscious mind and its destinations. Tempo psicanal. [online]. 2010, vol.42, n.2, pp. 403-424. ISSN 0101-4838.

The singularity and topicality of the concept of the Freudian unconscious mind has been the topic of debates among psychoanalysts and within other fields of contemporary thought. Taking "representation" as a fundamental notion in the construction of the Freudian concept, this paper highlights the limits of the considerations of representability and the symbolic, already present in Freud, which led J. Lacan to reconsider the concept, thus moving it farther away from any phenomenical and naturalistic conception. This paper states then that the Freudian unconscious mind neither can nor should be assimilated to the unconscious mind deduced by the neurosciences, even if certain Freudian elaborations seem to justify it, thus questioning the concept of the unconscious mind as a "reservoir" of mnemic traces or organic memory.

Keywords : mnemic traces; unconscious mind; memory; psychoanalysis; representation.

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