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In Fashionable Nonsense, Sokal and Bricmont draw on quite a few different bits of Irigaray's work, but the one that is most extensively quoted is her This Sex Which Is Not One, specifically chapter 6 on "The Mechanics of Fluids". Irigaray is writing about the treatment of women and the feminine within the context of western philosophy, and in this chapter ...


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I think what you´re looking for is generally summed up as "Philosophy of Mind". Since you´re looking for positions, that argue for a seperate mind, you should check out the SEP on Dualism, which is a good start to get into it: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/dualism/ If you´re looking for a particular author, you could start with Descartes and his ...


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Lacan's views are based on Roman Jakobson's analysis of language: “Two Aspects of Language and Two Types of Aphasic Disturbances”, page 49-on. According to Jakobson: Speech implies a selection of certain linguistic entities and their combination into linguistic units of a higher degree of complexity. At the lexical level this is readily apparent: the ...


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I am not sure what kind of "proof" is referred to, so I'll interpret it as epistemological justification of psychoanalysis, or in the context of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic epistemology has been discussed at length, here is an encyclopedia article about it, which characterizes it as "epistemology specific to psychoanalytic knowledge as well as the ...


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I read this guy's Part II where he fits together the 4 formulae, the 4 discourses and topology as Lacan puts it forth in L'etourdit. The argument is that in no way is Lacan's use of topology metaphorical. http://www.academia.edu/5984726/Sexuated_Topology_and_the_Suspension_of_Meaning_A_Non-Hermeneutical_Phenomenological_Approach_to_Textual_Analysis


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Lifted from the preface by Foucault, p.xiv in the 2004 Continuum version : "it would be a mistake to read Anti Oedipus as the new theoretical reference (you know, that much heralded theory that finally encompasses everything ...) I think for this question context is very important. I think context is the neglected dimension which leads a lot of people to ...


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My answer would be no. a static configuration of Id-Ego mediated by a Superego this is an incorrect statement of Freud's model. In psychology Freud's formulation is often referred to as 'psychodynamic', one emphasising that internal instability is primary to any 'static configuration'. Also The Ego in Freudian psychology is the mediating agency between ...


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A short answer would, I think, be that he doesn't. It is the Id made concrete as Machines? Of course this militates against Seems warning, not to take it as a synthesis of Marx & Freud, but he represents this as two separate juxtaposed economies of flows - the libidinal & economic - whereas Deleuze appears to be explicitly merging the two ...


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Inability to imagine something doesn't imply disbelief in its existence. Especially inability to imagine something from the point of view of that thing. Inability to imagine self being dead is no different than inability to imagine self being in the dreamless alpha phase of dream. It's based on a technicality: to imagine we need awareness of what we imagine;...


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Foucault writes (p54): [The discourse on sex] assumed other powers: it set itself up as the supreme authority in matters of hygenic necessity, taking up the old fears of venereal affliction and combining them with the new themes of asepsis, and the great evolutionist myths with the recent institutions of public health; it claimed to ensure the physical ...


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Although the OP pointed to Plato and the notion of subconscious in particular, it may be interesting to know that Freudian theory has some interesting precursors in hellenistic philosophy - to which Freud himself refers in his work, concerning his theory of dreams. In his The Interpretation of Dreams (1913, Ch. 3) Freud writes: I am far from wishing to ...


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Zizek seems to be reiterating a criticism made against the adoption of mostly subjective attitudes. Here the historical source of the polemic seems to point back to Sartre's existentialism and an early comment made by Lacan in 1946. Sartre's elaborated views are difficult to sumarise and when he attempted to present them to a large public most often a kind ...


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As a mere psychological occurrence, an emotion cannot be right or wrong. Hume caught this point when he observed that as 'original existences', mere psychological states or happenings, emotions (or 'passions' as he called them) are not 'representative' - reportive or descriptive - of any state of affairs and therefore cannot be true or false, right or wrong. ...


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an interesting conversation after a lecture on the history of the debate over behaviourisms reductions and whether or not they legitimised psychology as being a science on par with the other physical sciences .. the lecturers point was that it didn't, and the resultant view is really just acceptance that many principles and constructs of psychology are only ...


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https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luce_Irigaray#Controverses "L’équation E=MC2 est-elle une équation sexuée ? Peut-être que oui. Faisons l'hypothèse que oui, dans la mesure où elle privilégie la vitesse de la lumière par rapport à d’autres vitesses dont nous avons vitalement besoin. Ce qui me semble une possibilité de la signature sexuée de l'équation, ce n'est ...


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I have read the article linked by Keelan. I am trying to grasp the term. I think the best way would be to try to describe it in my own words. So please correct my brief explanation if/where I am mistaken: A Master-Signifier is special, because while other signifiers usually point to or signify another thing (which is usually not present, therefore the need ...


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It seems to me that the form of the question has been for a long time: how does one put mind and matter, as given to us, into a single frame? And there is a growing realization that this is not only impossible, but not even intelligible when thought through. One can trace the beginnings of this realization to Spinoza and Kant, and attempted solutions often ...


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Are there many ethical issues specific to forced psychiatric treatment of the schizophrenic? I'm guessing there's a few, if the failure of psychoanalysis to treat the schizophrenic represents a failure of the universality of its claims. It's a bit unclear whether you realise that there is a distinction between psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Some people ...


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At first I didn't understand why you tacked that question onto the end about the pleasure principle, I thought your question would surely be about Freud's Oedipus complex. Then I began to see you have in all likelihood asked a more advanced question. My Freud is rusty, but I will try to give you an answer, such as it is. No they were not able to fully ...


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for Lacan, the foundation of truth-for-the-subject is the impossibility of unmediated encounter with the Real, whereas for Badiou, the foundation of truth-for-the-subject is its process of transcending its own limitations through fidelity to the "Event", which is some kind of an episode of unmediated encounter with the Real - for Lacan, there is no more ...


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The essay is online, there is a wikipedia article (Uncanny), Walsh's book p.21 can be seen on googlebooks. Heimliche is the original German word which, as it is explained by Freud and his commentators, has a meaning that comes actually very close to its inverse, that is unheimliche, So the word has 2 meanings and there is a separate word unheimliche which is ...


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There are quite a few philosophers who objected that enlightenment thought the modern human either as animal rationale or homo faber, generally as a being whose particularly human traits have to be contrasted with their "natural" or "bodily" needs and existence. Nietzsche called this the Appolonian as contrasted to the Dionysian type. If you think of ...


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The problem is the final goal. Good and bad (right and wrong) depend on the goal. If I want to die, poison is good. If I want to continue living, poison is bad. In case of considering that our ultimate goal is survival (not only existence, this instant, but also persistence in the long term, that is, to exist forever) (some consider it debatable), any good ...


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Short Answer But can emotions be “right” or “wrong”? Yes, depending on one's metaphysics. Long Answer In Catholic theology, the venial and mortal sins specifically list emotions that are both wrong and forbidden. Indeed, a case can be made that 'lust' is arguably the most religiously regulated emotional impulse. While not recognized as emotions in the same ...


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Lacans approach is well described on this website There, you can find the following statement on your question: Lacan's distinction between the subject of the enunciated and the subject of the enunciated can be exposed further through examining his treatment of the liar paradox. This is the paradox of someone saying: "I am a liar." The paradox is ...


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Karl Jung is not a big deal guy in philosophy. His theory surrounding archetypes and collective unconscious might have influenced theories in literature, For instance, the theory provided the theoretical foundation for Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which became a bible for George Lucas and Wachowskis Brothers. So we can thank Jung for the ...


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By way of preable to answering I'll quote Robert Trumbull's PhD dissertation, online here: Derrida, Freud, Lacan: Resistances The death drive ... is Freud’s attempt to envision a force present in the living, but antithetical to life, a drive opposed to the drives that sustain organic life. At the same time, Freud views this death or destruction ...


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