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Esta investigación ética es una reflexión sobre los signos, l. a. interpretación y los angeles comunicación: pues l. a. semiótica no puede pensarse fuera de l. a. relación con el otro.
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Extra resources for La conquista de America: el problema del otro (Spanish Edition)
In the end, one suspects that the twentyto-thirty-minute physical struggle persuasively militated against a ﬁnding of either wakeful confusion or involuntary manslaughter. With no insanity defense as such put before them, and no judicial instructions regarding how a hallucination could lead to involuntary action, the jurors responded to their limited options by returning a conviction for murder. Of course, one has no indication how the case might have concluded if the prisoner’s hallucination had been a matter of mere seconds rather than many minutes.
For amongst the most fundamental principles of the mind is the conviction that man continues to be always himself, that he is at any given moment the same person as he was the moment before and that he has always been since he came into existence. ”20 When persons in their “abnormal state” fail to remember faces from the past or are unable to associate names and sounds with events of their life, it is not because they are suﬀering amnesia. These memories quite literally belong to someone else’s life.
Demonstrating that involuntary reﬂexes could steer human functioning did not, of course, require the parlor theatrics of hypnotic spells or mesmeric trances. Respiration, digestion, and circulation proceeded not only without conscious will but also without any awareness at all. It was, in part, the Victorians’ eﬀort to explore the range of involuntary reﬂexes that produced the parlor demonstrations—and, indeed, scientiﬁc investigation—designed to examine whether human behavior was governed by autonomous body mechanisms or by the actor’s own will.