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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


RAMOS GOROSTIZA, Pablo. Contingency and subjectivity in the background of psychiatric clinics. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2016, vol.36, n.130, pp.423-441. ISSN 2340-2733.

The emergence of psychiatry depends on the way of using the concept of subjectivity. As a modern concept, subjectivity is deployed to deal with the contingency of reality in a new way of knowing. However, even if it has been simplified and reduced and the impossibility of its determination has been concealed, its incorporation to psychiatry generates a referential instability and an epistemological inconsistency that cannot be overlooked. Taking on such complexity means to accept the Aporia inherent to the conceptualization of subjectivity, and it also implies to see the contingency inevitably involved in taking on the limits within which it operates, as well as the consequent way of adopting strategies to address the heterogeneity and variability of clinical psychiatry as it manifests itself both in history and daily practice.

Keywords : subjectivity; self; reflexivity; contingency; psychiatric experience; psychopathology.

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