Subjectivity Between Consciousness & The Unconscious

From The World of Fragile Things: Psychyand the Art of Living , by Mari Ruti.

psychoanalysis recognizes the unconscious as an essential component of psychic life, it shifts our conception of what it means to be a human being: rather than equating personhood with structures of consciousness, rationality, or the ego, it situates subjectivity somewhere between the conscious and the unconscious.

I like this very clear explanation of subjectivity. Reading Ruti’s words makes me think about the Lacanian symbol for the subject ($). The bar indicating the way the subject is split between their conscious and unconscious.

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