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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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SERBENA, Carlos Augusto  and  ILKIU, Felipe Montrucchio. Phenomenological reflection on the hallucination and its meaning. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.1, pp. 21-26. ISSN 1809-6867.

Hallucination is defined as "perception without stimulation" or one fail in perception. It is related with what is "real" or illusion in the experience. Thus, this work makes reflections on the meaning of hallucinate in phenomenology basing primarily on Jaspers, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty. The presence and constancy of hallucination indicate a disturbance in the reality's experience of subject than hallucinates. This is a phenomenon of interruption of possibilities, in which he privileges the subjective world. The person who hallucinates constructs a reality that has not the depth lived or experienced found in the relations on the shared real world. However has a sense because it is the existential expression of an lived. Hallucination as pathology helps to subvert classical and Cartesian conception of the self, pointing to the pre-reflective communion between subject and world. It does not conform to a causal explanation but is configured as a mode of being of the subject in the encounter with the world. It has the feature of the expression of a direction and a position of the person about the reality. It is fundamental to investigate the configuration of a conscience on the fact venue of one world where the hallucination is possible.

Keywords : Hallucinations; Phenomenology; Existencialism; Meaning.

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