Law, interpretation, transference, institution
Journal/Book: Psyche Z Psychoanal Anwend. 1999; 53: Rotebuhlstrasse 77, D-7004 9 Stuttgart 1, Germany. Klett-Cotta Verlag. 52-65.
Abstract: The law is not foregoing, it sub-sequently fills the void left by the primal murder. Prior to the law power and force reigned supreme. The law is not the law of the father; it is the subsequent effect of the ambivalent attitude of the brothers toward the father. The law exists only in the form of interpretation and it originates in the act of interpretation. This means that the law based on castration is not the manifestation of a concrete threat of castration, but the result of the interpretation of sexual difference. Transferences are revisions of a supposed original which can never be obtained beyond the interpretation of the transferring subject as well as the analysts interpretation of this transference. The law of abstinence of the analyst means renouncing the merging of interpretation, law and legislator.
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