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The primordial dance :

diametric and concentric spaces in the unconscious world /
Paul Downes.
Main Creator: Downes, Paul, 1970 July 12-
Summary:This book argues that a silent axis of the unconscious world rests Freud, Jung, Carol Gilligan and R.D. Laing, as well as in cognitive science, to highlight this hidden unconscious axis: primordial spaces of diametric and concentric structures. The author generates fresh approaches to understanding the philosophy of early Heidegger and Derrida, with the idea of cross-cultural diametric and concentric spaces fuelling a radical reinterpretation of early Heidegger's transcendental project, and challenging a postmodern consensus that reduces truths and experiences to mere socially constructed playthings of culture. The book, which also examines projected structures in modernist art, suggests a systematic refashioning of many Western assumptions, but it is more than a deconstruction. It also attempts to offer a new interplay between structures and meaning, as a spatial phenomenology. This significant expansion of the boundaries of human subjectivity opens alternative pathways for imagining what it means to be human, in order to challenge the reduction of experience to instrumental reason.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, 2012.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-421) and index.

Physical description: xvi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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