The paper deals with apparence as conceived by A. Portmann. His understanding of appearence is not limited neither to the exteriorization of interirority, not to a sheer and simple exteriority. On the contrary, appearence in itself is a description of a unique dynamics of interiorization: The process of expression is not advancing from inside out; interiority is attributed to everything. Since it is not the subject of perception, from whom this interiority can be “borrowed,” we are left with the idea of an interiority without subject or pre-subjective interiority.
Adolf Portmann, Appearance in itself, Image, Unaddressed expression