How Are We to Think About the Social Bond After Freud?

By Janine Puget

Through the notion of incertitude, which contrasts with the deterministic epistemology that is specific to the period when Freudian thought emerged, we offer a rereading of the present-day social bond through the prism of the notion of Two, or duality. Making room for radical difference, it allows for the theorization of the impact of reality – notably social and economic reality – on the individual psyche, but also the plurality of the subject’s loci of inscription, which complexify the exchanges with others and increase the risk of a narcissistic withdrawal into the One.


  • incertitude
  • determinism
  • social bond
  • reality
  • narcissism
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