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The Subject as Phenomenon

Author(s): Cristian Bodea
Subject(s): Psychology of Self
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: subject; ego; mirror stage; affectivity; phenomenological unconscious

Summary/Abstract: Taking as a starting point the subject’s development phase that Jacques Lacan calls the mirror stage, our paper attempts to highlight some delicate points that such a phase presupposes. First of all, there is a subtle distinction between I and ego. The distinction is supposed to overcome mistaking the subject with subjectivity, a confusion often made as a consequence of the idea that consciousness is unitary and homogenous. Making such a distinction means understanding that the subject goes beyond the sphere of the imaginary (and, thus, beyond the sphere of humanity), in such a way that its origins are to be found at the frontier between reality and the real. It is in this junction point that Marc Richir’s phenomenological project can bring new knowledge with regard to the issue. However, since Richir’s phenomenological project relies on developing a non-symbolic phenomenology, knowledge susceptible of being brought about is in fact know-how, i.e. savoir-faire. This type of knowledge renders speaking beings able to face the truth about their consciousness, which consists in the latter’s defectiveness, non-circularity, and its being pierced by foreign intermittences described by Marc Richir as feral essences.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2015
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 163-176
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Romanian