Between the Visible and the Invisible

An Attempt at a Phenomenology of Dreams

  • Valeria Bizzari


In this contribution I will attempt to sketch a phenomenology of dreaming in what appear to be its most important characterisations: for example, a specific (a)temporality, an essential ineffability, its relation to the waking world and a particular causality. In order to do this, I will be guided by two authors – Maria Zambrano and Maurice Merleau-Ponty – who seems to be apparently distant but who share a vision of dreaming as a life-world in continuity with the waking world, which is comprehensible only by adopting a non-rational gaze, such as that offered by poetry and myth. The final aim will be to rehabilitate the dreaming experience as a lived one, able to express deep subjective meanings.


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How to Cite
Bizzari, V. (2024). Between the Visible and the Invisible. Critical Hermeneutics, 8(special), 289-309.