Consciência de imagem e fantasia. Ego de observação e ego de devaneio

  • Pedro M. S. Alves Universidade de Lisboa


I intend to understand from a phenomenological point of view the relationship between figurative consciousnesses (Bildbewusstsein) and other non-original presentations (Vergegenwärtigungen) such as expectations, recollections or fantasies. I centre my analyses in the difference between figurative consciousness, on the one hand, and a modality of fantasy I call "daydream consciousness", on the other. I stress that figurative consciousness implies a pure observational ego, whereas daydream consciousness is a free construction of the ego's own personal story. The freedom of "day dream consciousness" has, nevertheless, some important constraints. I emphasize the constraints that come from the passive and affective life of the ego. Finally, I propose new criteria for the phenomenological differentiation between the several kinds of acts of non-original presentation.

How to Cite
ALVES, Pedro M. S.. Consciência de imagem e fantasia. Ego de observação e ego de devaneio. Phainomenon, [S.l.], n. 16-17, p. 157-176, oct. 2008. ISSN 2183-0142. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 apr. 2024.