In this communication I identify some points that seem to be essential in Michel Henry's reflection on the 'unconscious' and try to understand how, from the meaning he gives to this term, he situates the project of psychoanalysis within Western thought. My intention, however, is less to refer in detail Henry's reflection than to identify some of the relationships that radical phenomenology establishes between the unconscious, body and life, giving each of these terms an original meaning. That displaces the semantic field associated with them, as well as the phenomenological enlightment they make possible. My references here were The Genealogy of Psychoanalysis, Barbarism, Theory of a Catastrophe.
20 Apr 2012
Colóquio internacional Passibilidade : o novo transcendental ?