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The Autoscopic Author: Kafka and Toole

Once again I have Kafka on my mind. I’ve been amending a review of Toole’s biography Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces by the very excellent Cory MacLauchlin to appear in the Journal of Mind and Behavior. Here is a snippet: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The…

Autoscopic Doubles

This from NRP coinciding with the publication of Oliver Sacks’ latest book Hallucinations. My interest is in autoscopic phenomena in literature – that is, where does the boundary between the protagonist and the creator lie? Stay tuned. autoscopicCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceEmbodied cognitionOliver Sacksphenomenologyphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindPsychology