Integr Psych Behav https://doi.org/10.1007/s12124-018-9443-9 REGULAR ARTICLE The Dyad as a Centerless Structure: a Philosophical, Sociological and Psychoanalytic Study 1,2,3 Tsiky Cohen Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract This paper attempts to elucidate the phenomenological experience produced in the dyad from a structural perspective. It proposes to regard the dyadic configuration as a Bcenterless structure^, containing the highest potential for actualization as Bfree play^, both in a negative sense and a positive one. In the first part of the paper, the author uses Wittgenstein’s Bfamily- resemblances^ method, to illustrate how the de- scriptions given to diverse dyadic relations in different domains and disciplines, share similarities and closeness with two main types of dyadic relations: a Bsynonymy relation^ based on a common sense of similarity and likeness and an Bantonymy relation^ characterized by dominant and complementary relations. Although the two types of relations reflect through additional social forms, the author proposes that what is unique to the dyad structure is the repetitive movement that takes place, back and forth, between them. It indicates a lack of structural function that can organize, regulate and balance the intersubjective space. In the second part of the paper, inspired by Derrida
Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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