AUC Interpretationes (Acta Universitatis Carolinae Interpretationes Studia Philosophica Europeanea) je filosofický časopis zaměřený na evropskou filosofii 20. století, zejména na francouzskou a německou filosofii a fenomenologii.

AUC INTERPRETATIONES, Vol 10 No 2 (2020), 122–138

Der Andere in mir. Zur phantasmatischen Bildung des Selbst in der Trauerarbeit bei Derrida

[The other in me. On the phantasmatic formation of the self in the work of mourning in Derrida]

Till Heller

zveřejněno: 26. 07. 2022


The article focuses on the phantasmatic constitution of the self in Derrida’s deconstructive work of mourning. In contrast to Freud, Derrida does not merely analyse inner-psychic mourning processes that only occur after a concrete experience of loss which can be successfully processed. Rather, he explores the possibilities of an ‘impossible mourning’ that always-already begins before the actual loss of a desired object and never comes to a closure. Because the phantasmatic incorporation of the transcendent other both opens up and undermines the subject’s self-relation in the work of mourning, it is assigned a quasi-transcendental status: quasi-transcendental insofar as the conditions of the possibility of being oneself simultaneously mark the conditions of the impossibility of having recourse to a self-present and self-identical subject. The aim is to work out the key role of Derrida’s modification of transcendental imagination, whose syntheses are at work in the spectral images of the other that haunt us in a ghostly way. As an image of the other within me that gazes at or affects me in the imagination and thereby conditions my phantasmatic constitution as a split self, its internalised trace forms the inaccessible place of self-formation in the work of mourning.

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148 x 210 mm
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cena tištěného čísla: 180 Kč
ISSN: 1804-624X
E-ISSN: 2464-6504

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