Sunday, July 25, 2010

Best thing I learned from all the psychoanalysis lectures

Laplanche's theory of emergence of "me".

First there is the world and a relationality with regard to it, only in a second moment closure of “me” happens. This closure is originated from the relationality itself. “Me” is a surface that projects other surfaces (human beings) in itself and contructs itself with these projection images. So this theory of “me” promises a resolution to the problem of solipsism since relating to the other is considered fundamental way of being. This is a fundamentally afiirmative way of understanding limits of subject and it leads to questions such as “where does the other end and 'I' start?” From the point of view of Laplanche's theory, the notion of limit ceases to be negative, but affirmative and productive.

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