Law and Psychoanalysis

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While psychoanalysis focuses on the individual subject, law refers to the collection of guidelines for behavior directed at all members of society. There are challenges therefore in establishing a dialogue between two disciplines whose objectives and challenges are so far apart. Yet, the necessity of psychoanalysis engaging with the human leads to its involvement with the foundations of societal values. It cannot therefore avoid taking an interest in the law, which means it must ask the same questions differently. Moreover, the discovery of a...