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Approaching the Subject

(Original title: Oslovený subjekt)
Filozofia, 72 (2017), 10, 769-778.
Type of work: Articles
Publication language: Slovak

What is the nature of the interpellation that enables us to recognize ourselves as subjects of an experience? How do we become subjects and what is the relationship between subjectivity and otherness? The paper discusses the genesis of the subjectivity from a phenomenological and a social standpoint, confronting Levinas’ phenomenological perspective on subjective responsibility with Althusser’s and Butler’s account of the interpellation by the law. If ethical and normative interpellation are often seen as overlapping, this paper discusses their differences as a critical resource for the phenomenological theory of subjectivity.


Althusser, Interpellation, Law, Levinas, Subject, Subjectivation

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