Multistable FiguresOn the Critical Potential of Ir/Reversible Aspect-SeeingVienna: Turia + Kant, 2014
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Cite as: Pascale Gillot, ‘The Munchausen Effect: Subjectivity and Ideology’, in Multistable Figures: On the Critical Potential of Ir/Reversible Aspect-Seeing, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 8 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2014), pp. 89–111 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-08_05>

The Munchausen EffectSubjectivity and IdeologyPascale Gillot

Abstract

This paper deals with the general topic of subjectivity and subjectivation, considered through a philosophical tradition opposed to the ‘philosophies of consciousness’: that is, a philosophical tradition, from Spinoza to Althusser, that rejects as a myth the supposed primacy and pre-social character of subjective identity.

Keywords: Althusser, Louis; Kippfigur; multistable figures; multistability; Pêcheux, Michelle; philosophy of consciousness; munchausen syndrome; subjectivity

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