Neither flesh nor fleshless. Psychoanalysis and cognitive sciences

Human complexity demands interlocution among di verse branches of knowledge. Trying to establish a dialogue between Psychoanalysis and the cognitive sciences, the article focuses on consciousness, I and body as issues for discussion. By means of critical reading, based on a Freudian frame of reference, it tries to establish similarities and differences between the understanding of these phenomena in the two areas, as well as within the psychoanalytical field, in the discussion of language. Based on Varela as his concept of enaction, it proposes a re-reading of the egoical genesis as indissociable from the body, emphasizing the pulsional dimension peculiar to the human being.

Ego; body; unconscious; pulsion; enaction

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