Consequences of the re-elaboration of Mimesis: The question of control

Costa Lima, Luiz (2008) Consequences of the re-elaboration of Mimesis: The question of control. Crossroads, 2 2: 111-117.

Author Costa Lima, Luiz
Title Consequences of the re-elaboration of Mimesis: The question of control
Journal name Crossroads
ISSN 1833-878X
1839-8774
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 111
End page 117
Total pages 7
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher Crossroads
Language eng
Abstract Hitherto Costa Lima has defined the control of the imaginary almost exclusively as a negative operation. Here he broadens his own self-questioning and theorising – through an engagement with the work of Arnold Gehlen and the notion of man as a ‘deficient being’ – to consider the positive aspects of such control. However, this distinction, and the movement between the positive and negative forms of control, carries within in it a further problematisation: ‘there are no unequivocal, yet absolutely objective, signs to indicate passing from one to the other,’ which leads to ‘the importance of detecting the contours of control, of interpreting the moment in which it ceases responding to human frailty to become a protector of the created interests.’
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Excerpt from Vida e Mimesis (p 290-299) © 1995 by Luiz Costa Lima, Rio de Janeiro: Editora 34. This book is not currently translated in English. This excerpt has been translated exclusively for this Special Issue of Crossroads by Jane Lamb-Ruiz

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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