Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Reality of Psychic
The human being is capable of forming representations according to its imagination and to its desires. In this sense the human becomes a being able to fulfill its desires through re-presentations, by virtue of the autonomization of imagination. "Originally", wrote Freud, "the mere existence of a re-presentation [Vorstellung] was a guarantee of the reality of the represented". At this origin level , which persists in the unconscious, all desires are not simply fulfill able but always already fulfilled. The location, where the Unconscious exists, is without any relationship to Truth or Untruth, such definitions are alien to it, and they belong to another area of Existence. The radical imagination as unconscious is this Non-Existence - according to the rules of conscious life - which Freud called 'psychic reality'. This psychic reality consists mainly of imaginary re-presentations (Vorstellungen). Only when these re-presentations are translated to the thinking process, and herewith would be an object of consciousness, only then "think we that we think about the truth."