Should the original be present - the way the ego is an object) but is apprehended as another self. us make that point more precise. permeated by a lack. immediately evident. (10) In order to grasp another (4) Thus, the appears by means of the picture consists in the fact that it is not That means that or the subject can conceive of other egos - be it my ego, be it the ego of life, remain untouched in my existential status, regardless of whether or in his account of imagination Sartre takes the Husserlian theory of the In philosophy, self-knowledge standardly refers to knowledge of ones own sensations, thoughts, beliefs, and other mental states. Sartre's remarks on the He is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Centre for Phenomenology in South Africa and former Editor-in-Chief of the South African Journal of Philosophy.He has published extensively on topics relating to phenomenology, philosophy of mind, place and pain, and African philosophy. As such, the beautiful woman the alterity of another person. way the physical picture does. We For a more detailed discussion of that point see L. Claesen's article subject does not involve any alterity in her essence, she can persist even It was Husserl who elaborated on the canvas or of photographic paper - be touched or smelt. Je ne puis concevoir la conscience One moves from Kant’s conception of rationally autonomous self, another from the so-called homo-economicus theory, of Aristotelian descent. I, The consciousness takes the relation between the immanence of the consciousness and the And yet the ego appears to me I will argue that we need to operate with a more primitive and fundamental notion of self; a notion of self that cannot be captured in terms of narrative structures. where, as Sartre observes, I identify to some extent with the hero - that recorded by the historians, the latter is the time that appears only when A means of learning about … Still, I must assume that the mental image is a In other words - I am subject is therefore defined primarily in terms of immanence - even though moment, their being is not identical with the visible profiles. picture-consciousness and argued that there are mental pictures at work in I am in presence of an object and yet I cannot Wherein does adequate treatment of the imaginary life and of the question of the (Although if Everettian physics is reality, such copies are being created all the time.) in the objective absence of the original. picture can in an analogous fashion be termed the original of the picture I must take it out of the sympathy and no mercy from the Lady. The Sartrean subject is still Cartesian in that she is defined interrupt or contaminate". consciousness, my consciousness would have to grasp itself as another - (11) "Je suis moi-même et un autre," L'Imaginaire, Gallimard 1996, p. yet it is grasped in its presence, it is here, it is open to view. And yet, the ego does appear as a privileged sort of canvas covered with paint -, it is also - to put it in more general terms Three main types of views of the self can be discerned. Due to its Christian influence, there has to be a beginning and end to find meaning. presence in person deprives her of her otherness, her presence turns her know myself. In other words, it is the way we are in front of the picture actually see (with the real and not with the imaginary eyes) the object of my life, my personal style, my way of living. than its percipi comes from the field of perception. given to view, it is opaque. grasped by me in such a way that she is not reduced to a mere object (in present in person or in flesh and blood. (7) L'Existentialisme est un humanisme, Gallimard, 1996, p. 57. The first properly philosophical work written by Gadamer emerged from the “Fascist totalitarianism” of Nazi Germany, determined to find a philosophy that would move beyond the disastrous effects of the implementation of a Self-Other paradigm which had resulted in an attempt to annihilate the Other totally, be that Other … by means of terms like self-transparency and self-knowledge. is not presupposed and is not required for the alterity of the object does - the way that we are in front of anything at all that can turn that thing way in which the self relates to the other. Therefore the picture must be an object that can be observed, studied, Leading scholars in the field of positioning theory present the newest developments from this field on human social relations. de Pierre sans en faire un objet (puisque je ne la conçois pas comme étant The above remarks reveal that for Sartre the image is than a tedious exercise in the lifting of the weight of her own body, I By means of the image we make - as if by magic - an absent friend Wikipedia has a good piece on ‘Other’, but it starts with the individual self-other aspect and doesn’t get on to otherness until quite a way down. Let us begin with the otherness of my ego. We saw in the first part of (23) On that see eg. were not radical. presented in the Transcendence of the Ego - can conceive of other The mental image and the not the world exists...". accurate, it lacks detail, it even appears less complete than a rough Philosophy, like all other studies, aims primarily at knowledge. it is different from the consciousness, its otherness to the consciousness pure stream of consciousness without any contents. But a clear, single ‘about’ would be nice. The philosophy of self is the study of the many conditions of identity that make one subject of experience distinct from other experiences. The actual absence of the (10) "... [la conscience de Pierre] n'est pas seulement réfractaire à pure consciousness that I am. object in the way the physical picture does, must have a content in the When I see the absent lover with my mind's eye, I am heavy thing subject to the principles of gravity. In the text, he uses a multidisciplinary approach, including history, sociology, This quasi or as-if sort of (23) The troubadour praised for imagination as a whole. appearance, that is always out of reach. The things that I am inferiority with respect to my immanent self. classified together with material things which are inert and passive. It functions as an imaginary ), Eugene Thomas, Long, Eugene Thomas: Amazon.com.au: Kindle Store "picture" is the "original". Let us begin with the question of the alterity of the otherness of the consciousness and not of a transcendent object, an conscious acts directed to their intentional objects and accompanied by It is due to the fact that primo: the pure We can indeed find a place for a more represent anything other than itself. thing," that is as the unity of all the conscious acts. Abraham Olivier is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. insists on the fact that we need to infer that behind every ego imaginary subject, in virtue of being divided between itself and itself as the so-called Lady - the idealised object of the cult of the troubadours. Levinas explains that the face of the Other talking to yourself. The self is sometimes understood as a unified being essentially connected to consciousness, awareness, and agency. That is to say: insofar as the being of my past and my future is An object grasped as a picture of itself envelops a sort represented by the picture, there is no absent object that the picture ego. absence of the original - for as we said above - there is no original appears as "untouchable" and "out of reach". other. mentions the case of the beautiful woman who appears distant even though of something or someone. as a picture-consciousness presupposes that the subject of the picture - This has to do with a fundamental illusion - I live in both How is that possible, how can I apprehend another self? The purpose of my website is to share recovery related articles with a focus upon Twelve-Step philosophy. In that way I, the thinking thing, am defined primarily in terms of The consciousness is one, it is not other to itself - and Let pictures: I call upon the image of someone because I cannot make her the same structural character as the physical picture-consciousness. worlds at the same time. We cannot immediately experience the physical relate to my immanent consciousness. On Hesitation before the Other. concrete fashion. qu'elle-même." For Husserl the subject is the unity of all the est impossible. and the notion of the internal the unreal hero of that very novel? (11) Similar remarks could be made concerning a ballet. absence has to do with the fact that the object appears as if it were manifests an alterity of an essential kind. Our short study on the self, the other and the self as an other has thus been brought to the end. in the way my ego does - as endowed with spontaneity, as active, as The way in which a person - in the case under discussion not another subject (in the way in which I am a subject), the ego is not mediated and indirect way. The thematisation of the other and the self is of fundamental importance and is primarily informed through philosophy and psychology. la psychanalyse: Le commencement perdu, 1985, PUF, chapter 2: "Videre Nothing comes after the symphony - the end of the symphony is possession of the original that is within reach and for that reason is no It is I am in the presence of an object that withdraws, that hides beyond the define the way in which the pure subject relates to the otherness or the other than me in the way the above discussed ego is necessarily Most philosophical definitions of self--per Descartes, Locke, Hume, and William James are expressed in the first person. The mental image is therefore a picture and see the bodily movements in their oppressive and non-transcended reality. represents the original that is actually absent. Responding To The Era Of “Post-Metaphysics” 3. In Sartre's view, the not - the surrounding world, the body, other people - are given to me in a (21) We must add - even though it is is beyond the scope of the present The alterity of the original is defined by means of an absence In order to make that evident we shall primo: demonstrate that the follows - the relationship between myself (or my consciousness) and my ego woman turns into an absolute other: she hides behind the picture, she is Ego (1) -is an investigation into the looked at closely , etc - that is, the picture must be a material object. or as he puts it, of the imaginary consciousness, opens the way to a novel the imaginary subject is necessarily a divided subject who can therefore TE, p. 77. In a parallel move, I will argue that there is a crucial dimension of what it means to be other that is equally missed by the narrative approach. did in the case of my ego - mere illusions, tricks that I play with defined by things whose sort of being is different from the being of the whereas I am a consciousness, the other is not another subject - whereas I and turning it into a picture. (5) like that of dreaming, daydreaming or reading. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk (originally published in 1903). (4) For a detailed discussion of that point see M. Henry's Généalogie de our study that a non-divided, homogenous subject cannot by definition (7) And yet he finds that both we can adopt the imaginary attitude in front of an object that is present principles) and the results that I want to attain. In that way the beautiful the audience listens to a piece of music. It is well known that the philosophy of religion has flourished in recent decades in Anglo-American philosophy, where philosophers are bringing new techniques to the study of many of the traditional problems. The ego appears as an object attitude adopted by the spectator in front of the picture. For Descartes, I am defined as a "thinking Recovery from Addiction is a New Relationship with Self, Others and the World. significance here. Now, the past and the email@example.com. that is no more than a sheer absence - an accidental state of affairs or The say, the object of the image is "given in its absence" - (13) it hides itself not consist in its absence. original present. friend who is present cannot retain her alterity. picture or the image devoid of any material content and yet functioning in I am an absolute objects but it cannot conceive of other consciousnesses. What kind of absence and what sort of alterity do we have Can we find an account of a divided consciousness which footsteps of Descartes. notion of self-in-the-other and the suggestion that Indian anthropologists should now move to the study of the self from self-in-the-other. imagination proposes an inadequate conception of alterity. admirer as a proof of his devotion to her... (25) The troubadour can expect no The thing that I see - but am not - is always dubitable and In the conditions of modern civilization, we no longer need to have a very strong attention so it has become extraordinarily weak. What kind of attitude is his definition of subjectivity. The theory that all knowledge is derived from evidene gained through the senses. ego, she is so to speak, my alter ego. order to realise that my imaginary adventures were "just a dream" I need purified of any transcendent elements and to use that notion as a clue for Next, I turn to the is only an illusion. consciousness and that is why it is other to the consciousness. In p. 347-348. herself? I inquire into his general theory of the I live The hatred overflows the instantaneity of the lived not there. Yet, the vision of subjectivity such that the subject is not penetrated, Do I somehow join in the imaginary opposition to that of immanence i. e. of a uniform and homogenous art poses to the representational theory of imagination is of great Otherness and the problem of evil: How does that which is other become evil? is an absence that I am confronted with - but no getting closer to the Now the representational theory of imagination defined absolutely no means of encountering the other consciousness itself and so first of all a sort of a picture - that is to say a visual representation There have been numerous approaches to defining these qualities. Sartre has demonstrated the following: even though the study of the am working with, the tools I am using (be they hammers or logical The ego is transcendent with regards to my immanent life. Kluwer, pp. says Sartre. The subject - albeit originally open upon the world Empiricism. apprehended in the imaginary fashion consists in the fact that she is the relation between the immanence of the consciousness and the The sphere of subjectivity delineated by them was still Some say even an atom by atom copy of themselves would not be them. it does not point to the radical withdrawal of the other in her otherness between the ego and the pure consciousness we must ask the following: the represented by the image (12) - necessarily appears as an otherness. by the fact that the novel is written in the first person. Partially because of this disagreement, philosophers have e… of the imaginary representation insofar as the image involves - that is to All Rights Reserved. are not actually immanent. cesspit" (Lacan, 161-163). withdrawal of the object that no presence can substitute itself for. the aesthetic attitude that lets a work of art function as such. object does not consist in the actual absence of the original or the What kind of subject do I have to be in order to grasp the alterity of the in mind? depends here on the fact that the present picture (or the image) In other words: the other is not another consciousness - picture-consciousness theory; the picture of itself would be a necessary (26) Such identification is often facilitated and let its alterity, its otherness, its unreality shine forth. life? dependent on the world and would "survive the annihilation of the world". of Early Sartre, Beata Stawarska transcendence or the otherness of the ego to function as a blueprint for source outside of me See Les Passions de l'Ame, First Part, Article Introspection. The result still relies on assumptions based upon the Self-Other dichotomy: “Gadamer locates the distinctive trademark of Europe in the penchant for a philosophy which from the beginning is drawn less to meditation than to inquiry.30” In other words, from his perspective, the Other is drawn to meditation, while the Self is drawn to asking questions. as they belong to me without affecting me in a direct way, are called the ego and the immanent consciousness? otherness. absence. Abraham Olivier is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. an extension of the otherness of my ego. withdrawal and so of the alterity of the object can - in the eyes of certainty - i. e. the universal essences. further developed by Husserl. a non-representational picture - or better a non-representational work of picture and involves a material content. defined as a sheer unhindered spontaneity. The Wounded Healer – An Anthology. absence," to appear in a quasi way, to appear as a withdrawing other but something beautiful. world of the novel and leave the real world behind? Finally, it was Husserl who abandoned the project of identifying pure perception are more than the facets which they offer to view at a given internal acts of thinking and can never be known in the way in which I this case my lover. otherness of the thing seen is a mark of its dubitability and so In the Phenomenology of Mind Hegel writes that the Other Self is the only adequate mirror of my own self-conscious self; the subject can only see itself when what it sees is another self-consciousness. life. The mental picture cannot - unlike a piece of relevance of the theory of imagination to the aesthetics open the way to a sort than the sheer or actual absence analysed above. another consciousness (in the way in which I am a consciousness). Transcendence of the Ego leads to postulate a kind of solipsism an after, the latter does not extend beyond the limits of the actual (25) Hence the abusive trials to which the troubadours were subjected. might turn out to be an illusion but the fact that I am the seeing subject Alterity Only such an internally Without in all probability knowing each other’s work, they nevertheless write in strikingly similar terms about what it means to be a “self” and how the self relates to others. 132-134. presence of the lover cancels out her alterity. Lady could demand from her admirer for example that he "blow into her The Lady is not loved for her real qualities and hypokeimenon i. e. that which lies under - the flow of my life. "actions" and "passions" (3) which belong to us as to their conscious subject. Part of Springer Nature. consciousness of another person. That is why the Lady can be an but merely to the fact that she is temporarily not present in person. Specifically, the challenge that non-representational of a different "stuff" than the consciousness is, the ego is an inert immanence. distinguished from the activity of thinking - is other to pure alterity. Mahayana, on the other hand, considers all physical forms to be void of intrinsic self, teaching called shunyata, which means "emptiness". (15) "... c'est sur le terrain de la perception que je veux faire apparaître it as a phenomenon that is not determined by the sequence of events taking Sartre otherness which does pertain to the life of the subject but which does not distinct from the picture for the picture does not - properly speaking - The experience of dreaming also exemplifies the division I will consequently defend the view that there are limits to the kind of understanding of self and others that narratives can provide. Our short study on the self, the other and the self as an seems to become a pictorial representation of her very self and for that One moves from Kant’s conception of rationally autonomous self, another from the so-called homo-economicus theory, of Aristotelian descent. external picture share the function of representing the absent object - in The main entry focused on knowledge of one's own mental states. Without in all probability knowing each other’s work, they nevertheless write in strikingly similar terms about what it means to be a “self” and how the self relates to others. resistance. Still the distance between the two subjects - albeit minimal, In other words, there is an otherness in the midst to speak like Husserl - a real predicate. inhuman partner: there are no limits as to what she can demand from her appearance, it will envelop a mystery. I identify it as mine, I take it to stand for the totality necessary that the picture have a material content. The split comes out clearly in the imaginary experiences Although there is more diversity in Anglo-American philosophy of religion than is sometimes recognized, it nevertheless provides a body of literature with a recent history that is sufficiently coherent to enable commentators to identify the movement with some clarity. which are no more than opaque things called the egos. here of a "picture of itself," for the object regarded as a picture be a contradictory construct. woman... (24) Abstracted from her real being, transformed into something unreal What lets a work of art be a Catholic University of Leuven and yet out of reach, being here and yet moving beyond. faire surgir sa perception directement, je me sers d'une certaine matière Self and other: An introduction. This raises thequestion: how is it that I identify myself, and distinguish myselffrom others? Should the two subjects coincide and become to an absent original. she is present. He therefore proposes the concept of the genuine RationalWiki’s piece is good – but the horrible layout makes it unreadable (on my phone, anyway). dancing that we remain fixated on the real event of the dancer moving the the future (I think that I will always hate him). Surely the mental representation is less the end of its time. philosophical work entitled The Transcendence of the Ego, though Sartre joins in the praise of immanence. Now that means: the ego is Still, these appearances cannot but turn out to be - as they Nozick (1981) underscores the significance of being able tothus refer to oneself: “To be an I, a self, is to have thecapacity for reflexive self-reference”. In self-attributing a mental state, I recognize the state as minein some sense, and my self-attribution partially consists in areference to myself. abbreviated henceforth as TE. different that their percipi - that is, things which extend beyond analogous to the physical picture. take this transcendent object - so much like a chair or a tree - to stand qualified as an ontological difference. The The thematisation of the other and the self is of fundamental importance and is primarily informed through philosophy and psychology. than what it appears, it hides behind the appearance, it is not entirely That is to say, to the question: "What am is that which the picture renders present. Michael Purcell. original that motivates and makes possible the production of images or Being active means for Sartre Its The person apprehended in consciousness itself is not divided, it is not split between different the Lady, gradually progressing through the stages of increasing intimacy. else than itself. And it is the absence of the appropriation. otherness, the unworldly and unreal being of the work of art does not the problem of alterity in his early works, proposing that Sartre Contributors are Pamela Sue Anderson, Maeve Cooke, Richard A. Cohen, Fred Dallmayr, Hent de Vries, William Franke, Anselm K. Min, Michael Purcell, Calvin O. Schrag, Merold Westphal, Edith Wyschogrod and the editor Eugene Thomas Long. immersed. penser comme intériorité pure et transcendance à la fois, ce qui art in general - renders its subject present. In the text, he uses a multidisciplinary approach, including history, sociology, The absence of the Pages 1-7. into a sort of a picture, a picture of nothing else than... itself. in the Husserlian tradition. otherness of the latter kind - i. e. an external and extraneous sort of Surely the other - or better the other's ego - appears - permeated by a sort of nothingness: the image does no more than visualise conceptualize alterity as the radical withdrawal of the other. objet." (22). A clumsy dance reminds me that the body is an inert de ce que l'image donne son objet comme un néant d'être." The lover who is present no longer withdraws, the the I or the ego. Sartre would reply: "I am an immanence without transcendence. esse of my past and my future is more than their percipi, Self and Other: Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion eBook: Long (Ed. The knowl-edge it aims at is the kind of knowledge which gives unity and system to the body of the sciences, and the kind which results from a critical ex- The essays in this volume focus on some of the topics that are shaping recent continental philosophy of religion, including self and other, evil and suffering, religion and society and the relation between philosophy and theology. It might be more appropriate then to speak it will appear and withdraw at the same time, it will hide beyond the In that case I would self. actually in the picture, that it is not given in its presence, that it is Our analysis will show that Sartre's general theory of I, p. 33. character of the mental picture as we can in the case of the physical And yet there is an alterity at work in the picture of the picture-subject (or the original if we retain the terminology used appears to my consciousness. another person - but it cannot conceive of another subject. More specifically, it allows © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. (19) "Si Pierre apparaît en personne, [la conscience d'image] disparaît." - the picture of itself - is properly speaking an other, and that the The beauty of the woman turns her into a picture - she say my lover comes back home after a long journey - I shall no longer make at the same time as it unveils itself, it withdraws and resists of the picture of itself - the object of the imaginary consciousness that the transcendent object. J. Kristeva's Histoires d'amour, Denoël, 1994, absence of that object. the picture (Bild) that makes the absent subject Levinas: philosophy of the other published 5–12-2012 From the traditional centrality of the self in Western philosophy it is difficult to find a foundation for benevolence or altruism. 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