Severality: beyond the compression of the cogito

Neill, Calum (2008) Severality: beyond the compression of the cogito. Intersubjectivity and the (im)possibility of connection: a special issue of Subjectivity . Palgrave MacMillan.

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This paper explores a Lacanian approach towards inter-subjectivity and a consideration of how such an approach might impact constructively on social psychology. Drawing largely on the work of Bracha Ettinger, the paper will consider questions of alterity and the possibility of an alternative approach to thinking relations with others and will seek to elaborate a new vocabulary for such a thinking through Ettinger's use of such border concepts as trans-subjectivity and wit(h)nessing. Through the foregoing, the paper will seek to critically reconsider the place of the social in social psychology and the possibility of thinking the social in a manner not reducible to separateness and self-identity.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Special Issue of Subjectivity (2008) 24, 325–339
Uncontrolled Keywords: inter-subjectivity; Lacan; alterity; Bracha Ettinger; trans-subjectivity; wit(h)nessing; matrixial; slef; social;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Science and Health Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology > 152 Perception, movement, emotions & drives
Library of Congress Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Item ID: 4899
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 19:10
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2013 15:51

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