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Subjective rupture: an inquiry into the phenomenon of subjective transformation

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dc.contributor.author Soper, Devin Vincent
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-23T15:55:55Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-23T15:55:55Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en
dc.date.issued 2010-04-23T15:55:55Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2645
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the phenomenon of change and transformation on the level of subjective consciousness, focussing in particular on the questions of how such change and transformation might come about, and of what it might entail for the subject’s experience of self and world. Building on work from the fields of cognitive psychology and neuroscience, I not only inquire into the disruptive (and transformative) potential of extreme, emotionally significant experiences, but also construct a conceptual framework for characterizing the changes and transformations that such experiences can provoke. After establishing this framework as a means of addressing the questions above, I deploy it in relation to the models of subjective transformation set forth by Georges Bataille, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Slavoj Žižek, demonstrating how it helps to enrich these models by contributing to a more expansive understanding of their dynamics and implications on the level of subjective consciousness. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject subjective consciousness en
dc.subject subjectivity en
dc.subject transformation en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Psychology::Cognitive psychology en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Philosophy en
dc.title Subjective rupture: an inquiry into the phenomenon of subjective transformation en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Ross, Stephen
dc.degree.department Dept. of English en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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