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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

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


BILBAO RAMIREZ, Rodrigo  and  GARCIA PENAFIEL, Mauricio. Some confusions in the psychoanalytic discussion on borderline conditions: humanization, feminine position, and technoscience. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2017, vol.37, n.132, pp.439-455. ISSN 2340-2733.

The article analyzes some of the connections between social transformations and borderline conditions as proposed by some psychoanalytic literature. We are interested in discussing ideas that can be deduced from some considerations about the decline of the paternal function, the contemporary difficulties of the Oedipal operation and its supposed effects. The method we have followed is to choose a representative author of this controversy, Jean-Pierre Lebrun, who seems to illustrate well certain positions of the movement that we might call “declinology”. The critical discussion of some of his theses allows us to clarify three areas in which we believe there are confusions: The first one refers to the effects that neoliberalism would have on the construction of the substratum of our human condition (the subject). The second one analyzes the decline of the paternal function as the generator of a supposed “feminization in culture”. The third one discusses the common articulation among capitalism as discourse, technoscience and the production of borderline states.

Keywords : borderline; subject; capitalist discourse; feminization; technoscience.

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