The bodily event, jouissance and the (post)modern subject

By Lissy Canellopoulos

The symptom as a bodily event is the point of exception to the established form of social bond and is connected to the jouissance of the body. The modern subject is subjected to the social bond of the capitalist discourse. His structure has not changed, but his relationships to language and to jouissance have been modified. The subject invents solutions in order to construct his subjectivity and bear his existence, but also to object to the Other or signify his annulment as it is dictated by the capitalist’s discourse. What is the place of psychoanalysis in these conditions of subjectivisation?

  • subjectivity
  • symptom
  • bodily event
  • social relations
  • postmodern subject
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