This paper deals with the general topic of subjectivity and subjectivation, considered through a philosophical tradition opposed to the ‘philosophies of consciousness’: that is, a philosophical tradition, from Spinoza to Althusser, that rejects as a myth the supposed primacy and pre-social character of subjective identity.
Keywords: Althusser, Louis; Kippfigur; multistable figures; multistability; Pêcheux, Michelle; philosophy of consciousness; munchausen syndrome; subjectivity
Title
The Munchausen Effect
Subtitle
Subjectivity and Ideology
Author(s)
Pascale Gillot
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This paper deals with the general topic of subjectivity and subjectivation, considered through a philosophical tradition opposed to the ‘philosophies of consciousness’: that is, a philosophical tradition, from Spinoza to Althusser, that rejects as a myth the supposed primacy and pre-social character of subjective identity.
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Vienna
Publisher
Turia + Kant
Date
2014
Subject
Althusser, Louis
Kippfigur
multistable figures
multistability
Pêcheux, Michelle
philosophy of consciousness
munchausen syndrome
subjectivity
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Subjectivity and Ideology
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89
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111
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Multistable Figures: On the Critical Potential of Ir/Reversible Aspect-Seeing, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 8 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2014), pp. 89–111
Bibliographic Citation
Pascale Gillot, ‘The Munchausen Effect: Subjectivity and Ideology’, in Multistable Figures: On the Critical Potential of Ir/Reversible Aspect-Seeing, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 8 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2014), pp. 89–111 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-08_05>
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Cite as: Pascale Gillot, ‘The Munchausen Effect: Subjectivity and Ideology’, in Multistable Figures: On the Critical Potential of Ir/Reversible Aspect-Seeing, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 8 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2014), pp. 89–111 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-08_05>