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Natureza humana

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LUSTOZA, Rosane Zétola  and  FREIRE, Ana Beatriz. For a critical hermeutics reading of psychoanalysis. Nat. hum. [online]. 2006, vol.8, n.1, pp. 9-33. ISSN 1517-2430.

The purpose of this work is to carry out a critical evaluation of the hermeneutic reading of psychoanalysis represented by the works of Paul Ricoeur. The term criticism will be employed in the sense of an examination of the validity of the concepts. Thus, both the contributions accomplished by this type of reading as well as the impasses it has reached will be highlighted. Although the hermeneutic proposal has fulfilled an important role freeing psychoanalysis from naturalistic interpretations, it still poses some problems. After presenting the difficulties, we will show how some of the concepts developed by the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan have permitted to avoid such problems.

Keywords : Psychoanalysis; Epistemology; Hermeneutics; Ricoeur; Lacan.

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