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FIGUEIREDO, Luís Claudio Mendonça. The question of alterity in Jean Laplanche's Theory of Generalized Seduction. Psicol. USP [online]. 1994, vol.5, n.1-2, pp. 297-308. ISSN 1678-5177.
This paper presents a synthesis of the Generalized Seduction Theory of Jean Laplanche enphasizing the encounter with alterity in the processes of constitution and reconstitution of the self. Then, the very notion of alterity implicit in Laplanche's work is discussed. An alternative conception is proposed; here alterity is conceived as 'emergency' and happening in the same process of self-constitution.
Keywords : Subjectivity; Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalytic theory; Time; Seduction.