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FERREIRA, Moisés. The philosophical understanding of Donald Winnicott's psychoanalysis in Zeljko Loparic's perspective: fundamental aspects. Nat. hum. [online]. 2021, vol.23, n.1, pp. 1-37. ISSN 1517-2430.

The aim of this paper is to accomplish a detailed analysis of the philosophical understanding of the psychoanalytical thinking of Donald Winnicott proposed by Zeljko Loparic. Having into account some of his main articles dedicated to the problem of the philosophical underpinnings of winnicottian psychoanalysis, a thorough description will be made regarding the ways in which Loparic views and questions the novelty of Winncott's contribution to psychoanalytical science. With that purpose in mind, the two axes around which Loparic's approach is organized will be emphasized: (1) the argument according to which Winnicott establishes a new paradigm in psychoanalysis, in the terms of Thomas Kuhn's epistemology; (2) the idea that Winnicott's psychoanalytical thinking maintains tight affinities with Martin Heidegger's existential analysis, being, by that reason, in a favorable position to sustain the project of establishing an anthropology, a pathology and a therapy inscribed in a daseinsanalytical frame.

Keywords : Donald W. Winnicott; Zeljko Loparic; Thomas Kuhn; Martin Heidegger; Paradigm; Psychoanalysis.

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