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By Mauro Carbone

French novelist Marcel Proust made well-known "involuntary memory," a weird form of reminiscence that works even if one is keen or no longer and that offers a remodeled recollection of previous adventure.

More than a century later, the Proustian idea of involuntary reminiscence has now not been absolutely explored nor its implications understood. by way of supplying clarifying examples taken from Proust's novel and through commenting on them utilizing the paintings of French philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Gilles Deleuze, Italian thinker Mauro Carbone translates involuntary reminiscence because the human college delivering the involuntary construction of our rules during the transformation of prior event.

This rethinking of the conventional manner of conceiving rules and their genesis as separated from brilliant experience-as has been performed in Western suggestion because Plato-allows the writer to advertise a brand new concept of data, one that is better exemplified through literature and paintings even more than philosophy.

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Specifying, however, that, in the latter case, the model of recognition can vary on the basis of the faculty (understanding, reason, or imagination) which provides, as Kant illustrates in his three Critiques, the model itself. , 178/137), confirming the paradigm of common sense as a concordia facultatum, as well as the related model of recognition. , as the originary correlation between the body as sentient and the world as sensible—which has been developed by phenomenology. In this regard, Deleuze returns to a passage in the Phenomenology of Perception in which Merleau-Ponty explains that “[t]he unity and identity of the tactile phenomenon do not come about through any synthesis of recognition [recognition] in the concept, they are founded upon the unity and identity of the body as a synergic totality” (PP, 366/316–317).

This page intentionally left blank. Chapter 2 The Mythical Time of the Ideas: Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze as Readers of Proust I. THE CHIASM BETWEEN EMPIRICAL AND TRANSCENDENTAL The Freudian idea of the unconscious and the past as “indestructible,” as “intemporal” = elimination of the common idea of time as a “series of Erlebnisse”— —There is an architectonic past. cf. Proust: the true hawthorns are the hawthorns of the past— —Restore this life without Erlebnisse, without interiority . . which is, in reality, the “monumental” life, Stiftung, initiation.

48 What, then, does “recognizing” mean, if it happens by virtue of a resemblance produced by the “resonating” of reciprocal differences? In Chapter 5, I will seek to demonstrate that one can hear, in such a question, the echo of those questions that Meno—a disciple of a sophist—put to Socrates in the Platonic dialogue that bears his name: How is it possible to seek what one is completely unaware of, and how is it possible to recognize it when one finds it? , what is familiar is recognized again.

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