In this article, our aim is to identify, firstly, the arguments upon which is founded an interpretation that relates the concepts of unconscious and repression in Freud’s works and the consequences drawn by Michel Henry, namely I what concerns the relationship between ipseity and passibility. Secondly, we identify, with Henry, an essential moment of the philosophical genealogy of the notion of repression and the way it connects memory, perception and reason (or madness) to a dimension of life that is irreducible to conscious representations. Finally, after evaluating the consequences that might have when it comes to determine the meaning of the concept of the unconscious for the phenomenology of life, we draw the main lines of its critique of psychoanalysis.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Revue Internationale Michel Henry|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|