specular image

spec·u·lar im·age

the image of a source of light made visible by the reflection from a mirror.
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the specular image seems to be the threshold of the visible world, if we take into account the mirrored disposition of the imago of one's own body in hallucinations and dreams, whether it involves one's individual features, or even one's infirmities or object projections; or if we take note of the role of the mirror apparatus in the appearance of doubles, in which psychical realities manifest themselves.
If Sartre's philosophy of relation was founded on the disembodied specular image, Thomasson's exhibition of five watercolors and a video spotlit that philosophy's codependence upon the body.
In this way, shame indicates or signals the expression of an affect coming from a weakness in the constitution of the specular image of the body.
Plastic corneal viewing chambers with optically clear lids (originally developed by Bourne) allow non-contact viewing of the specular image.
Lacan's notion that human misrecognition of a specular image as itself produces the fictional direction of the ego, Nusselder suggests can be updated to account for the lure presented by virtual identities accessible via digital technologies, for example, through an email presence or an avatar (5-6).
Althusser's discussion of the mirror-structure of ideological subject formation bears the influence of Lacan's discussion of how a basically fragmentary subject is made whole through the child's response to her own specular image within the frame of the mirror.
The boy seeks in this seemingly objective specular image the visible evidence of his identity - a sign or mark which might brand him indisputably as either black or white.
Like any specular image, our desire constructs a semblance of the real, one which may be more or less consonant with its reflected subject.
Roberta represents a powerful specular image of the ideal of a unified gestalt to which Agustin aspires and which, in fact, he lacks.
For a subject to speak, it must be able to represent itself neither as "masquerade" nor as "mimicry" but as specular image.
With this thoroughly autobiographical gesture, Mercury performs the act of naming, the celebratory aspect of which resembles most closely the jubilation of the Lacanian infant felt as it assumes its own specular image.