>b) You wish to deny that you and I (the receiver and sender of this >message) are separate beings? Or are you one of those folks who insist >that you are no more than a product of your culture--a sign, if you will? > .. For psychoanalysis, experience is not to be >taken at face value. It is no more (or no less, if you wish) than the >symptom of unconscious (unexperienced and unexperiencable) forces. is - i feel the urge to split two hairs... isn't there an important distinction to be made between being *independent* and being *separate*? also, if experience is no more or no less than a symptom of something else - i.e., something of an indexical *sign* - doesn't that make us - in our capacity of being implicated in this experience - carry the status of signs, as well?