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Becoming a Subject : Reflections in Philosophy And Psychoanalysis (Hardcover)

Author: Cavell, Marcia

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Marcia Cavell draws on philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the sciences of the mind in a fascinating and original investigation of human subjectivity. A "subject" is a creature, we may say, who recognizes herself as an "I," taking in the world from a subjective perspective; an agent, doing things
for reasons, sometimes self-reflective, and able to assume responsibility for herself and some of her actions. If this is an ideal, how does a person become a subject, and what might stand in the way? One of Marcia Cavell's guiding premises is that philosophical investigation into the specifically
human way of being in the world cannot separate itself from investigations of a more empirical sort. Cavell brings together for the first time reflections in philosophy, findings in neuroscience, studies in infant development, psychoanalytic theory, and clinical vignettes from her own psychoanalytic


Publisher Clarendon Pr
Mfg Part# 9780199287086
SKU 202158150
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0199287082
Release Date 6/11/2013
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0192
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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