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Is there any chapter length study on the phenomenology of my reflection in a mirror? I'm just looking for a philosophical description of what's happening there, it has nothing to do with my (highly limited) understanding of Husserl's project.


I suppose I like the idea that, if you take it as a paradigm, then my conception of myself from the outside is identical to the inside of me, my visual impressions.

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    Lacan's writing on the "mirror stage" might be relevant... Can you specify a little more closely what you're looking for? (What resources have you found so far?) – Joseph Weissman Jun 14 '17 at 18:37
  • @JosephWeissman i don't know of any resources. i googled "phenomenology of reflection" and it was about bretano. "phenomenology of mirrors" only got some cute facebook group. if i were to go with lacan, how could i go about reading it as philosophy rather than psychoanalysis? – user25714 Jun 14 '17 at 18:45
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    The distinction is really not quite so clear---plenty of philosophers have used psychoanalysis (eg Frankfurt school) fairly directly. Read it like you would any philosophical text. – Canyon Jun 18 '17 at 22:00
  • @Canyon am skeptical it will have the right answers, but will likely try – user25714 Jun 18 '17 at 23:49
  • to the best of my ability i mean – user25714 Jun 18 '17 at 23:55

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