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BETANCOURT MARTINEZ, Fernando. Freudian impressions: psychic apparatus and the metaphoric of writing. Hist. graf [online]. 2016, n.46, pp.79-107. ISSN 1405-0927.

This text aims to explore the way in which Freud problematizes writing in relation with meta-psychological descriptions of the psychic apparatus. Which is the theoretical importance of the metaphor in the animic apparatus’ place description? Is it possible to think on a wider semantic around the function of writing, stemming from Freud’s analysis? How does metaphor and writing relate in psychoanalysis? These central questions ought to be developed. However, it must be cleared that the general framework upon which this work is made, is no other than the contemporary theory of systems and the epistemological gatherings that came from its focus. Therefore, equilibrium between a particular view is heeded: this sees the psychic apparatus as a highly complex operative system which is autopoietic by the fact that its crossed operations are reproduced from the same operative elements; it also shows self-governed qualities based on a functional difference.

Keywords : system; Freud; psychic apparatus; writing; metaphor.

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