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BOCCA, Francisco Verardi. Pleasure, Psychoanalysis. Nat. hum. [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.1, pp.101-128. ISSN 1517-2430.

This article was motivated by the recognition of the perseverance with which Freud related the psychic operation to the mechanism of pleasure, which has as purpose the inclination to the escape of pain, in other words, to achieve the goal of preventing the displeasure. Because of it, our purpose is to present the results of an investigation related to the possible philosophical matrice that would give support to such conception, creating its conditions of possibility. We did this by putting in historical perspective the theoretical field where the own notion of pleasure received developments in the modernity, visiting authors as Hobbes, Locke and Condillac, with the expectation that we can additionally recognise the particular statute that this notion received from Freud.

Keywords : Modernity; Psychoanalysis; Stimulation; Pleasure; Displeasure.

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