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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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PALAZUELOS, Felix Rebolledo  and  FONSECA, Tania Mara Galli. Erlebnis and Erfahrung in Light of the Threshold as Transition and Passage. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.3, pp. 934-950. ISSN 1808-4281.

Difference-as-such and difference-in-kind manifest themselves simultaneously as two aspects of processual becoming. Although they both arise in the break of the present, they are of a different nature. This is reflected in the types of experience they give rise to and in terms of how they advance. In making explicit the conceptual differences between the types experience, we make recourse to erlebnis and erfahrung as articulated by Benjamin and we posit transition and passage as modes of advance specific to each type of experience. To be able to perceive change, we need markers and indicators to discern transition and passage, a function fulfilled by thresholds. Thus, our text identifies different modalities of thresholding required by transition and passage as processual differentiators within erlebnis and erfahrung as producers of difference. Our text does not purport to be a synthesis of Benjamin's thought on experience; we seek to propose "clinamic agents" which can perhaps inflect subsequent readings or understandings of erlebnis and erfahrung and their constellation of attendant ideas.

Keywords : threshold; experience; difference; erfahrung; erlebnis.

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