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JACQUES DERRIDA
Resistances of Psychoanalysis.

RESISTANCES

"Resistance must be interpreted; it has as much meaning as what it opposes; it is just as charged with meaning and thus just as interpretable as that which it disguises or displaces: in truth, it has the same meaning, but dialectically or polemically adverse, if one can say that."1a

"Three types of resistance proceed from the ego, the id, and the superego. Those that come from ego . . . are also of three sorts and differ among themselves as regards the dynamic. One has to do with repression . . . Another has to do with transference and sometimes retriggers repression because it consolidates repression rather than recalling it. Finally, the third egological resistance . . . integrates the symptom into the ego and seeks a benefit in the illness."1b

"What is called "deconstruction" undeniably obeys an analytic exigency, at once critical and analytic. It is always a matter of undoing, desedimenting, decomposing, deconstituting sediments, artefacta, presuppositions, institutions. And the insistence on unbinding, disjunction, dissociation, the being "out of joint" . . ."1c

"TO DO JUSTICE TO FREUD": THE HISTORY OF MADNESS IN THE AGE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

"Psychoanalysis . . . breaks with psychology by speaking with the Unreason that speaks within madness and thus, by returning through this exchange of words, not to the classical age itself--which also determined madness as Unreason, but, unlike psychology, did so only in order to exclude or confine it--but toward this eve of the classical age, which still haunted it."1d

"What persists from Pinel to Freud, in spite of all the differences, is the figure of the doctor as a man not of knowledge but of order. In this figure all secret, magic, esoteric, thaumaturgical powers are brought together-- and these are all Foucalt's words. The scientific objectivity that is claimed by this tradition is only a magical reification."1e

"Fictive omnipotence and a divine, or rather "quasi-divine," power, divine by simulacrum, at once divine and satanic--these are the very traits of an Evil Genius, which are now being attributed to the figure of the doctor."f

"Since we have been following for so long now the obsessive avatars of the Evil Genius, the irresistible, demonic, and metamorphic returns of this quasi-God, of God's second in command, this metempsychotic Satan, we here find Freud himself once again, Freud, to whom Foucault leaves a choice between only two roles: the bad genius, and the good one."1g

"The point is to analyze not simply behaviors, ideas, or ideologies but, above all, the problematizations in which a thought of being intersects "practices" and "practices of the self," a "genealogy of practices of the self" through which these problematizations are formed. With its reflexive vigilance and care in thinking itself in its rigorous specificity, such an analysis thus calls for the problematization of its own problematization."1h


Jacques Derrida. Resistances of Psychoanalysis. Translated by Peggy Kamuf, Pascale-Anne Brault, and Michael Naas. Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, 1998. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1998.
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* Italics in the original.

1 Jacques Derrida. Resistances of Psychoanalysis. Translated by Peggy Kamuf, Pascale-Anne Brault, and Michael Naas. Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, 1998. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1998. (Originally published in France in 1996 as R�sistance de la psychanalise by Editions Galil�e.)
a 1. Resistances, at 13.
b Ibid., at 21-22.
c Ibid., at 27
d 3. To Do Justice to Freud": The History of Madness in the Age of Psychoanalysis, at 82.
e Ibid., at 92.
f Ibid., at 95.
g Ibid., at 111.
h
Ibid., at 115.

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