The ego, the ocular, and the uncanny: Why are metaphors of vision central in accounts of the uncanny?

  title={The ego, the ocular, and the uncanny: Why are metaphors of vision central in accounts of the uncanny?},
  author={Sadeq Rahimi},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychoanalysis},
  pages={453 - 476}
  • S. Rahimi
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Psychology
  • The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
I am my own twin, Always with me, same as me, and always watching me! From interview with a psychotic patient Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow W.H. Auden, 1989, p.93 I cannot urge you too strongly to a meditation on optics. Jacques Lacan, 1991, p.76 This paper outlines the basic arguments for a reading of the notion of the uncanny that draws on direct and metaphorical significances of the ocular in the development of human… 

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