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Date:          Fri, 17 Apr 1998 12:32:35 GMT0BST
Subject:       Re: subject/self


> << Isn't the self a subject position? >> (Judy Motion)
> 
> Not necessarily, in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, the self would be an object,
> e.g. object relations. (Vunch)

I agree with Judy Motion.  The original question (from Arne Klawitter) concerned the distinction made by Foucault between subject and self.  This question addresses a theoretical point about Foucault's use of discourse in which he maintained a de-centred view of the subject.  And so with the distinction between self and subject in mind I read:

"Not necessarily, in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, the self would be an object," as:

 "In the discourse of psychoanalytic psychotherapy the subject is a self which is an object."  

Mike

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