Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

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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 her own subjective perspective; who is an agent, doing things for reasons, sometimes self-reflective, and able to assume responsibility for herself and some of her actions. The idea of a 'subject' points, then, toward an ideal. It asks for the conditions under which a human infant ...

Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis 2008, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199287093

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Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis 2006, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199287086

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