Game: “behavioral addiction? What drugs? Without object?


Since the 19th century some psychoanalysts post freudian consider the game ((gambling) as an addiction, notably Otto Fenichel, who relies on Thérèse Benedek, who takes up the idea of Edward Glover. The play (game) studied by Winnicott is something else but Freud interest in it also concerns the development of the child to adult, so the development of the psychic apparatus. We study here how the game concerns the psychics’ obect, returned so to the notion of object all its problematic, that is to say its linguistic materiality.

The pass

Abstract. How can collective forms of work avoid the pitfalls of the dogmatic reproduction of knowledge ? Knowledge of the unconscious cannot be transmitted. What some individuals may perceive of the effect of their encounter with the experience of the unconscious allows them to assert its existence in their professional practice. What is most important is that the stance taken does not follow from the effect of any predetermined model, but rest rather on the experience of this encounter and the work shared with others in dealing with the contemporary discontents.