Revista Brasileira de Psicanálise
Print version ISSN 0486-641X
MARINHO, Ney. Psychoanalysis as activity: challenges and resistance. Rev. bras. psicanál [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.3, pp. 105-117. ISSN 0486-641X.
The author seeks to asnswer the question what would be specific and/or revolutionary within psychoanalysis and the field of resistance that it would generate in the present. Part of the vertex: that of psychoanalysis as an activity and, from this angle develops his answer in three parts. The first one discuses the specificity of psychoanalytic epistemology. The second one, the radicality of psychoanalytic clinic, taking as a reference a text by Michael Brearley. The third one is dedicated to the internal resistences (from the psychoanalytic movement itself) as well as external ones (from culture). He concludes developing the epigraphs which open this article and intend to summarize it.
Keywords : Psychoanalysis; Activity; Epistemology; Lifestyle; Resistence; Michael Brearley; Wittgenstein; Bion.