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MAZZUCA, Roberto. The clinical categories of neurosis and perversion in the XVI Seminar. Anu. investig. [online]. 2010, vol.17, pp. 89-102. ISSN 1851-1686.

This paper is aimed to accurately delimit the clinical categories of perversion and neurosis, exactly as Lacan elaborates them in his XVI Seminar, in close connection to the structural notions presented in it. Mainly, the topological frame of the Other structured by the significant and sustained by the (a)object and the immeasurability between the 1 and the object. The concepts that define the neurosis and the perversion are examined in general as well as the clinical varieties that integrate them. Two moments are highlighted: one in which Lacan opposes these categories according to the anaclitical and narcissistic cores, and, the other, in which Lacan abandons this last idea to characterize neurosis, the same as perversion, with regard to the Other, the lust and the (a) object. In the transition between one and the other, the phobia is situated as a rotating plate from the perversion structure to some neurosis form.

Palavras-chave : Perversion; Neurosis; Anaclitical relationship; Narcissistic relationship; (a) Object.

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