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Or the singularity of the photographic medium that gives a singular image of the capture of reality? “In the Photograph, Time’s immobilization assumes only an excessive, monstrous mode: Time is engorged” (Barthes 1980: 142). It exhibits itself making us believe it is reality that it gives us to see. The scene to be seen is taken from reality but what walks towards us, as strongly as reality, is photography’s singularity: it forced time to stop its course, it aimed at the impossible thus perverting our vision.

We therefore are active intellect). (Themistius, In Libr. , 185 1–10) What can this phrase for our problem mean? The question is, if it is possible to reverse also the relationship between structure and function and then, if it is possible to consider brain as a function of consciousness. In this way, the dynamical interchange would be considered in a true circular way. In order to understand better this theoretical hypothesis, we must reconsider the function of consciousness with respect to its structure.

In this view, consciousness has primarily to do with the presence of phenomena, including of itself as a phenomenon (the phenomenon of selfconsciousness), and far less to do with thinking, at least as logic, understanding, reason, and so forth. Far less, but not altogether nothing! This type of unconditional separation, without mutual interaction and inhibition, may not be possible, as Freud tells us, even if, again, against himself. Viewed nonclassically, the unconscious is not some exterior reservoir that is fully outside consciousness and that may or may not, in part or as a whole, become available to consciousness, although this type of traffic between both domains plays a role.

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