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Psicologia Clínica

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GOMES, Amandio J.. A comment on "experience" in scientific objectivity and in the psychoanalytical approach of the symptom. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2018, vol.30, n.1, pp. 115-128. ISSN 0103-5665.

The article discusses the notion of "experience" in modern philosophical and scientific thought, as we find it in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, and in pshychoanalysis, aiming at Jacques Lacan's elaboration on the psychoanalytical symptom. Initially we deal with the "Thing-in-itself" in the Critique of Pure Reason as something real, alien to the subject of knowledge. The "Thing-in-itself" gives way to the "Idea of Reason", which will finally grant science its due orientation towards infinite progress. On the other hand, Lacan's "orientation of the real" leads him to an understanding of the psychoanalytical symptom that will allow for a proper demarcation of the field of psychoanalysis within the world of science, whose real and insurmountable limitations are thus evidenced. Finally, in Lacan's conferences on James Joyce and in the seminar Le sinthome, as we follow his views on science in its "historical emergence", we can find a surprising convergence between scientific production and the experience of the symptom, as both engage in a sort of "tying" or "writing" of the real.

Keywords : thing-in-itself; real; science; psychoanalysis; symptom.

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