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Identification and psychic closure: a dynamic structuralist approach of the psyche

Gertrudis Van de Vijver UGent (2000) ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. 901. p.1-12
abstract
In this paper, the emergence of psychic structures is conceived within a dynamic structuralist framework, developed in dialogue with the semiotic and dynamic viewpoint on levels from evolutionary systems theory. If psychic structures emerge, it is because they are particular kinds of organizationally closed systems that interpret the variety from below (the biological level) for the level above (the social level). The mechanism of psychic closure is presented as the key mechanism for the constitution of psychic structures, and is interpreted in terms of identification: an identificatory judgment is a self-referential, closing judgment that involves a reinterpretation of the level below (the organic body) and is addressed to the level above (the fellow human being). The way in which identification has worked determines the kinds of:psychic structures that are formed and also leads to different kinds of signifying practices. Different types of identification are discussed and a brief presentation of clinical arguments serves to illustrate the determinative role of identification in the formation of psychic structures.
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subject
journal title
ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Ann.NY Acad.Sci.
editor
JLR Chandler and Gertrudis Van de Vijver UGent
volume
901
issue title
Closure emergent organizations and their dynamics
pages
1 - 12
conference name
International workshop on Closure : Emergent Organizations and Their Dynamics
conference location
Ghent, Belgium
conference start
1999-05-03
conference end
1999-05-05
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000088969000001
ISSN
0077-8923
ISBN
9781573312486
DOI
10.1111/j.1749-6632.2000.tb06260.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
121643
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-121643
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2004-01-14 13:35:00
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2016-12-19 15:37:27
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  author       = {Van de Vijver, Gertrudis},
  editor       = {Chandler, JLR and Van de Vijver, Gertrudis},
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  issn         = {0077-8923},
  journal      = {ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Ghent, Belgium},
  pages        = {1--12},
  title        = {Identification and psychic closure: a dynamic structuralist approach of the psyche},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2000.tb06260.x},
  volume       = {901},
  year         = {2000},
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Chicago
Van de Vijver, Gertrudis. 2000. “Identification and Psychic Closure: a Dynamic Structuralist Approach of the Psyche.” Ed. JLR Chandler and Gertrudis Van de Vijver. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 901: 1–12.
APA
Van de Vijver, G. (2000). Identification and psychic closure: a dynamic structuralist approach of the psyche. (J. Chandler & G. Van de Vijver, Eds.)ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 901, 1–12. Presented at the International workshop on Closure : Emergent Organizations and Their Dynamics.
Vancouver
1.
Van de Vijver G. Identification and psychic closure: a dynamic structuralist approach of the psyche. Chandler J, Van de Vijver G, editors. ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. 2000;901:1–12.
MLA
Van de Vijver, Gertrudis. “Identification and Psychic Closure: a Dynamic Structuralist Approach of the Psyche.” Ed. JLR Chandler & Gertrudis Van de Vijver. ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 901 (2000): 1–12. Print.