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Insight on the Spiritual Dimension in Autism: Between Hypersensitivity and Reduced Influ-ence of Cognitive Priors
Journal Title: QUADERNI DI GESTALT 
Author/s: Antonio Narzisi 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  9 Pg. 57-65 FullText PDF:  164 KB
DOI:  10.3280/GEST2017-002004
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In this paper, the vision of autism is not focused exclusively on relational difficulties. Autism is seen in the light of new etiological perspectives that have highlighted a natural predisposition for hyper-sensory and reduced influence of cognitive patterns. These last characteristics are hypothesized to be forms of a phenomenological a priori and predispose the person with autism to a partial spiritual experience. However, this experience does not reach its peak because of deficient empathy and of the capacity to form abstractions necessary for an actual epoché, in phenomenological terms.
Keywords: Autism, spirituality, sensoriality, cognitive priors, phenomenology.

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Antonio Narzisi, Insight on the Spiritual Dimension in Autism: Between Hypersensitivity and Reduced Influ-ence of Cognitive Priors in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 2/2017, pp. 57-65, DOI:10.3280/GEST2017-002004

   

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