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LEONIA CAVALCANTE, Teixeira. Fatherhood function, phratry and violence: on the constitution of socius in freudian psychoanalysis. PsicoUSF [online]. 2002, vol.7, n.2, pp. 195-200. ISSN 1413-8271.

The following reflective thoughts aim at elaborating a freudian contribution regarding the constitution of the subject and of the society. Beginning with the problematic issues of the article Totem and Taboo, the fatherhood and fraternal function were highlighted as fundamental to the subjective constitution, which operates in the social tissue. In the second part, the phratry was highlighted as the ethical space in which the alternation of the social ties is affected. The ambivalent Eros-Tanatos was also highlighted, especially by the nature of a dualism, which is not simplistic. The discussion deals with the risks of using not so silent instinct of death in the configuration of contemporary members of society.

Keywords : Psychoanalysis; Sociability; Phratry; Ethics; Culture.

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