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CORDEIRO, Naiana Moura Lopes  and  BASTOS, Angélica. The superego: imperative of jouissance and voice. Tempo psicanal. [online]. 2011, vol.43, n.2, pp. 439-457. ISSN 0101-4838.

The subject of this paper is the superego, a concept that crosses changes and displacements in Freud's work and Lacan's teaching. Its objectives are to trace the path that leads to the superego instance, understood as a voice that prohibits the voice of jouissance, and to point out, in conclusion, the consequences of the superego approach as imperative of jouissance to the discussion on contemporary discontent and psychoanalytic treatment. The procedure of this paper is to discuss this instance, first identified with the categorical imperative, clearly showing the senseless law that it encloses, distinguishing it and connecting it to the ideal, to then discern the imperative of jouissance, as well as the object dimension involved in it. Such dimension, based on Lacan's teaching, determines the voice as object a.

Keywords : superego; jouissance; voice; object a.

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