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«Dirigere i sogni». Hervey de Saint-Denys e il feticismo

digital «Dirigere i sogni». Hervey de Saint-Denys
e il feticismo
Article
journal RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEO-SCOLASTICA
issue RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEO-SCOLASTICA - 2018 - 4
title «Dirigere i sogni». Hervey de Saint-Denys e il feticismo
«Guiding the Dreams». Hervey de Saint-Denys and Fetishism
author
publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 02-2019
doi 10.26350/001050_000093
issn 00356247 (print) | 18277926 (digital)
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In the book Les revés et les moyens de les diriger, published in 1867, Hervey de Saint-Denys offers an exploration of the ‘dreaming self’, which aims to explain how to maintain awareness while sleeping and to guide the dreams. If the proposed method is a mixture of confession, training and empirism, his dreams reveal themselves as the reverberation of a daily ‘oniric’ experience, populated by ornamental and technical objects. His journal of dreams marks the point where two histories intertwine: that of the practices of the self or life technologies, in the terms of Foucault’s genealogy, and that of commodity fetishism, as conceived by Adorno and Benjamin. While attempting to develop ‘the dream’ as an epistemic object, Saint-Denys discloses the power of the imagines in a specific sense, as immaterial appearances, manipulable illusions of reality, able to cause and soddisfy the most intensive desires.

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Hervey de Saint-Denys, Dream, Imagines, Adorno, Benjamin

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