Beratung und Entscheidung im Kontext kollektiven Ausagierens

Alice Pechriggl


The paper is dealing with the philosophical implications of psychoanalytical work with and about groups. As a central psychoanalytical category, conflict emerges where the integration of dissident parts of the soul fails. In this general acceptation conflict is acting out or at least is conflict (or the oppressed part) tending to be acted out. As Freud’s model for the topic was a socio-cultural one (Instanzen, Zensor, Es, Ich, Über-Ich, Idealich, Widerstand etc.) it can be revisited from a group analytical perspective in view of a reconceptualization of cultural and political conflict. In such a perspective the collective acting out of dissident parts is not the opposite of reasonable and deliberative action (Handeln), but part and parcel of such an action. It can even be seen as the motor for democratic participation not only as instituting power of movements but also as explicit figuration of the political “city” through deliberation of the citizens.


20th century philosophy; philosophy; Psychology; Wittgenstein Ludwig; action; Freud Sigmund; politics; psychology; society

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