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Lacans notion of the mirror stage seems to rely directly on the ability of the child to see Actually, it doesn't. The case of an infant seeing itself in a mirror is used as an exemplary case of self-recognition; Lacan posits that all children pass through this stage of self-recognition, as reflected (primarily) in the mother as primary caregiver. Clearly, ...


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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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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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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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I will have to defer to classicists and Plato scholars for secondary literature on the theme in the Platonic oeuvre. Note the bibliography for Wikipedia's entry on "daemons" in classical mythology cites M. Joyal's "To Daimonion and the Socratic Problem" (from Apeiron, vol. 38 no. 2, 2005); I can't speak to the text but it sounds like it may be worth a look. ...


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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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An event for Badiou: has no objective or verifiable content. Its 'happening' cannot be proved, only affirmed and proclaimed. Event, subject, and truth are thus all aspects of a single process of affirmation: a truth comes into being through those subjects who maintain a resilient fidelity to the consequences of an event that took place in a situation but ...


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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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The first thing that comes to mind is Julian Jaynes's book The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. It's highly speculative, and not taken very seriously by mainstream psychologists or philosophers, but it is aimed squarely at the topic at hand.


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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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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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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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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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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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I would like to offer my overly simplified perspective, in the hope that it might contribute to the understanding of this subject. Matter is as defined by/in physics. Mind is made up of two parts, 1) neurons (a type of matter), and 2) information (retained and used by the neurons). In regards to subconscious mind, the best analogy I can offer is a main ...


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The Hippocratic Oath is considered as a moral yardstick of the medical profession. Hence a discussion on that point would have to take it into consideration. Though it would have to be taken in its entirety, I excerpt the following parts (in its classical form): "I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment;...


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Could you be more specific about the psychoanalytic part of your question? Also, If you could provide some context it would be easier to look for article or book that will be best for you. As for the rest of the question, there is a lot of ethical/moral issues concerning treatment of mental illness especially schizophrenia. For a starter in schizophrenia ...


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