Abstract

Freudian theory historicizes sexuality, makes it temporal in a new way. Is there a relation between the rethinking of time in Heidegger and the temporality of sexuality? Jean Laplanche asks a similar question, and attempts to answer it. The paper takes up Laplanche's question, and provides a different answer, by focusing on the work of contemporary analysts who have extended the theory of sexuality into the realm of the transitional, and on related conceptions from Derrida and Deleuze. A stricter integration of Freud and Heidegger on sexuality and time is proposed via a reading of Freud's obscure notion of primary, intermediate organizations of the drives.

Additional Information

ISSN
1053-1920
Launched on MUSE
2008-05-14
Open Access
No
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