“Subjectivity in its most concrete processes”
The logical, intentional and mnemonical processes we usually refer to as subjectivity are the touchstone of philosophical cases against reductionisms, as much as the deepest metaphysical analysis of the general structure of reality, when they lead to questions about purpose, origin and order, are the basis for (natural-)theological defence against the same reductionisms. Presenting only some dimensions of subjectivity, we must be also aware that theological arguments against reductionism are not only essential, but interwoven with the philosophical definitions of subjectivity.
From critical thinking to philosophical psychology, from pure logic to grounding metaphysics of being and thought, philosophical endeavours and their methods insist in unearthing non-reductionistic, even classical philosophical approaches and ideas, despite all cultural prohibitions from the so called deaths of metaphysics, post-metaphysical decrees and flamboyant condemnations of religious and idealistic ideas to the scrapyard of intellectual history.
In exhaustive analysis of contemporary sources, I would like to propose a sketch of subjectivity as it is understood in today’s best philosophical conceptions. Specifically, I will try to work on the questioning about two significant subjective processes: autobiographical consciousness and intersubjetivity. The better understanding of these processes, which are simpler and more definite compared to the general idea of subjectivity, will be shown as a rigorously sustainable path to enlighten our choice of the term in face of other possible synonyms (personhood, mind, consciousness…).