The Unconscious: Language and World
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The unconscious is ripe for radical renewal: even the name is misconceived. “Unconscious” means what it means in polar opposition to “consciousness.” That was explicit in Freud’s definition from the first to the last of his writings. Freud was an avowed dualist, and never seemed to be troubled by the conceptual problems generated by his dualistic posture. But dualism does create problems, problems which remain insoluble within the context of binary opposition and mutual exclusion. These problems are problems of mediation, chorismos, continuity.
KeywordsPerceptual Experience Mutual Exclusion Intentional Object Unconscious Process Binary Opposition
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