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Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Marcia Cavell


This book revolves around the theme that psychological space demands physical space; that the inner world is embedded in, and fabricated from, interactions between world and mind. The following themes in moral philosophy are considered: the nature of the ‘subject’, agency, free will, and self-knowledge. The first three chapters of the book focus on memory, anxiety, and time. The next three chapters are explicitly about the subject, and about first-person, propositional thought. The final chapters articulate the idea that one cannot hive off the subjective aspects of a person from those that ar ... More

Keywords: subject, self, psychoanalysis, first-person, memory, anxiety, time

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199287086
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199287082.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcia Cavell, author
University of California, Berkeley
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