Stefano Micali

Back to Where You Have Never Been

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Keywords: Phenomenology of Time; Déjà vu; Bergson; Time-Consciousness; Memory.

In this paper the author intends to provide an analysis of the “déjà vuµ from a phenomenological point of view. This analysis is part of a more general line of research aimed at raising a critical reflection on the concept of inner time-consciousness developed by Edmund Husserl. The present essay is divided into two parts. The first section focuses on Bergson’s account of déjà vu. In the second section, the author shows that the Husserlian phenomenology is able to offer an alternative conceptual framework for the understanding of this phenomenon. At the same time, the author raises the question whether the specific ambiguities of déjà vu could elude Husserl’s fundamental distinction between presentation (“Gegenwärtigungµ) and presentification (“Vergegenwärtigungµ).

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