International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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Some observations on Husserl and Freud

Francesco Saverio Trincia

pp. 235-242


Is there something essential that binds the theme of the unconscious to the philosophies of the twentieth century and to phenomenological inquiries in particular? The issue of the unconscious gets hold of philosophy thanks to a sort of "reaction to the originary" that took place in the last century. As a result of this reaction, it is difficult to find a philosophical sphere in which that theme is absent, overlooked or forgotten.In my paper I would like to offer some comparative reflections on the relationship between Husserl's inquiry on time-consciousness and Freud's thought in order to push the limits of the concepts of the "unconscious" and a "philosophy of the unconscious" in a productive fashion. "– End of Abstract'

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Lohmar Dieter, Brudzińska Jagna (2012). Founding psychoanalysis phenomenologically: phenomenological theory of subjectivity and the psychoanalytic experience, Springer, Dordrecht.

Pages: 235-242

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1848-7_12

Full citation:

Trincia Francesco Saverio (2012). Some observations on Husserl and Freud, in D. Lohmar & J. Brudzińska (eds.), Founding psychoanalysis phenomenologically, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 235-242.