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Jaspers, Freud, Lacan : la question de la « compréhension » en psychopathologie

Abstract : The question of comprehension constitutes the background of any psychopathological approach, whether theoretical or clinical. This holds especially true as far as modifications of subjective experience and delusional disorders occurring in psychosis are concerned. How authors Jaspers, Freud and Lacan address this subject is the focus of the following paper. First is the recontextualization of Jasper’s writings on the profoundly incomprehensible character of psychotic delusions from a phenomenological perspective. The criticisms Jaspers addresses to psychoanalytic methods, which he accuses of conflating comprehension and causal explanation, invites an examination of the specificities of Freud’s views on comprehension. This then sheds light on the criticisms Lacan addresses to Jaspers, highlighting Lacan’s refusal to adopt Jasper’s epistemological principles and a comprehensive approach based on empathy. However, both authors’ common ground is made clear as well as their contrasts, as far as the clinical approach of psychotic delusions is concerned. This paper calls for a comparison between phenomenological and psychoanalytical approaches to psychopathological phenomena.
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S Troubé, T Lepoutre, Benjamin Lévy. Jaspers, Freud, Lacan : la question de la « compréhension » en psychopathologie. PSN - psychiatrie, sciences humaines, neurosciences, Springer Verlag - Editions matériologiques 2013, 11 (3), pp.7-31. ⟨10.3917/psn.113.0007⟩. ⟨hal-03478620⟩



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