Abstract

This paper is an inquiry into one of the juridical forms that is implied within psychoanalysis as a condition for the genesis of its theory and practice. It argues that, to the extent psychoanalysis leaves the problem of tyranny in silence, it also will misrecognize the juridical conditions for its own object of knowledge, namely, humanity as exemplified by Oedipus. It concludes by suggesting that the same theoretical problematic that enables psychoanalysis to resist fantasies of sovereign mastery also inhibits its capacity to expose the ontological structure of sovereign power to questioning.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1085-7931
Print ISSN
0065-860X
Pages
pp. 381-411
Launched on MUSE
2007-11-12
Open Access
No
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