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O nirvana como saída para o mal-estar: um diálogo entre o Budismo e a Psicanálise

Grant number: 13/26123-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2014
Effective date (End): April 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology
Principal Investigator:Érico Bruno Viana Campos
Grantee:Bruno Pinho de Oliveira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências (FC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


Buddhism is an oriental religion that presents a proposal of an exit to human suffering. Trough meditation, an elevated state of consciousness is reached, known by nirvana, a state that could be associated with the "oceanic feeling", present in Freud's work. In view of this, the research intends to make a dialogue between psychoanalysis and buddhism, by means of a bibliographic review, namely by a theoretical and conceptual research, in the trial of comprehend a better way to deal with the discontent of the man in the culture, postulated by Freud. In this regard, the Project will try to make an approximation between the concept of death drive and the concept of buddhist nirvana, comprehending that nirvana has elements that could be interpreted by disruption, disconnection, fundamental characteristic of death drive. Bringing elements to think in a possible positivity of death drive as a way out to human suffering.

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