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QUINTELLA, Rogerio. The functions of the father: thinking the authority matter in the constitution of the contemporary subject from a psychoanalytic study of the ego ideal. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.2, pp. 284-296. ISSN 2359-0769.

The current work does an examination of the ego ideal concept in Freud and Lacan to think the authority matter nowadays and the effects of that in the constitution of the contemporary subject. Situates first the different family configurations throughout history, especially those that are evident today, referenced in the study by Margaret Mead on the pre-figurative cultures, which indicates a power relationship of the children on parents whose statute implies a new organization of roles in the family. It is pointed in this analysis a differentiated relation with authority matters, the limit and the law that implies a phenomenon here called vanishing of the ego ideal. To deepen this matter, we turn to Freud's work, in the sense of thinking the role of the ego ideal in the theoretical model of identification that has as an operator the authority figure of the father in the constitution of the subject. In the sequence, we head to the advance of this matter in Lacan's thinking, situating the three times of the oedipal organization, distinguishing the function of the father as symbolic law from the function of the father as identificatory figure that opens the way to ego ideal. This distinction is pertinent to the theoretical path that we propose to do, in order to point to a peculiarity in the relation between ego ideal and deprivation limited to oedipal dynamics. Finally, this analysis addresses to a pluralized conception of the paternal function in the organization of the subject, which implies important consequences from the point of view of symptomatic constitution nowadays, typical of the excess experiences that are evident in the psychoanalytic clinic and in the relation to enjoyment front to the contemporary discontent.

Palavras-chave : paternal function; ego ideal; authority; excess; contemporary subject.

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