DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2012.07.005
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Jorge Gonçalves

Abstract: Lacan defended that the mirror stage represents the genesis of the self and self-consciousness in human mind. The self is formed from the image of other and not by a way of an internal auto-development. Before this stage, a sense of self as a unified entity and restricted from others and the environment does not exist. In the past few years, several psychologists and philosophers of mind have maintained that this model is wrong. According to them, the self exists since birth, to a minimal extent, they called i…

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