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In what way Lacan can help us rethink phenomenology?

Grant number: 13/23988-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - Epistemology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Vladimir Pinheiro Safatle
Grantee:Ronaldo Manzi Filho
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The proposed research intends to show Jacques Lacan's close yet ambiguous relationship with phenomenology. First, we shall seek to examine the French psychoanalyst's initial understanding of phenomenology as a philosophy of consciousness, with his main targets for criticism being Husserl, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty. Lacan's position towards Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology seems to eventually change, however, and so does his very understanding of phenomenology. Our working hypothesis is that he came to conceive of phenomenology as a form of transcendental philosophy. From this novel perspective, phenomenology seems to gain momentous importance within Lacan's intellectual experience. Ultimately, thus, our aim is to evaluate whether phenomenology was truly superseded by psychoanalysis and, should that indeed be the case, estimate what advantages a Lacanian perspective could bring to philosophy; we intend, additionally, to demonstrate how the dialogue between phenomenology and psychoanalysis - Lacanian psychoanalysis in particular - is not confined to the clinical dimension but, rather, currently and often revisited by thinkers operating within the field of philosophy. Far from merely revisiting said dialogue, then, our goal is to point out its current relevance, as well as the number of impasses it has bequeathed us. (AU)

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RICCI TESHAINER, MARCUS CESAR; MANZI FILHO, RONALDO. The werewolf before the door of the law: Considerations on bando and language in the thought of Agamben. HERMENEIA, n. 22, p. 181-190, . (16/04705-7, 13/23988-1)

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