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A Self of One's Own?

Dominic Pettman

in Love and Other Technologies

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780823226689
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235407 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823226689.003.0007
A Self of One's Own?

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The author suggests that justifications of one's feelings and dispositions, specifically on issues about love, are areas humans might not or will not want to respond to. Accordingly, the definition of community is anchored upon the discourse on belongingness, identity, and desire, which is supported by Gille Deleuze's essence. This instance brings forth to the author's argument referring to the ritualistic reprehension of the belief that individuals and/or phenomena have a rudimentary and constant “essence.” Humans experience loving (for example) in its real nature without even asking anything to rationalize the state of being they are in at a moment in time. In short, the notion of “whateverbeing” is not something that defines reality but something that finds meaning on its own.

Keywords: love; community; belongingness; identity; desire; Gille Deleuze; essence; humans; whateverbeing

Chapter.  12233 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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