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Dialogue on embodied conscience
Author/s: Manlio Iofrida, Alberto Lorenzini 
Year:  2014 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  20 Pg. 9-28 FullText PDF:  668 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RPR2014-002002
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Starting from the Christian issue of embodiment seen as a theological way of posing the question of the relation between primary conscience and higher conscience, between logos and perception, the authors relate it to infant research studies by Sanders and Tronick who highlight the extraordinary richness of procedural conscience in the pre-logic and corporeal period of communication. Also Edelman’s work with his idea of remembered present is seen as an important part of a vision inspired by Bateson that considers the relational dance a key concept for creating a new ontology where the void (as discussed by the great oriental philosopher Raimon Panikkar, whose ideas are compared to those deriving from the theatrical work of Peter Brook) takes up a basic role in that it is opposed to nothingness. The dialogue ends with a comment to some passages from The visible and the invisible by Merleau-Ponty that represent a neat philosophical synthesis of the issues discussed and, in particular, suggest the need to connect primary and secondary conscience, language logos and corporeal logos, because their separation generates very serious problems at the level of individual and social pathologies and more in general the crisis of our society.
Keywords: Embodied conscience, infant research, relational dance, remembered present, primary conscience, narrative conscience, Merleau-Ponty

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Manlio Iofrida, Alberto Lorenzini, Dialogue on embodied conscience in "RICERCA PSICOANALITICA" 2/2014, pp. 9-28, DOI:10.3280/RPR2014-002002


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