The different defi nitions of the concept of instinct within psychoanalytic theory are discussed in this article, highlighting the tension that exists in Freud' writings between a more phenomenological version of instinct, or drive, and a concept with biological overtones. The controversies around this concept are discussed and arguments stemming from philosophy against the biological version are considered. Relying on the work of a psychoanalyst from the object relations theory, the author concludes that psychoanalysis should overcome a body based notion of instinct and consider it instead as a behavior that human beings learn in the course of their interactions.
|Estado||Publicada - 2011|
|Publicado de forma externa||Sí|
- Filosofía de la Mente; Psicoanálisis; Deseo; Impulso; Intención.