Thursday, November 17, 2016

"Approaching the Other as Other" (1999)

Along with Roland Barthes, Luce Irigaray is my current go-to scholar. I read them daily towards an understanding of myself as two (or more).

This Monday I present my thesis research to my CCS 506 class. The essay I have assigned is Irigaray's "Approaching the Other as Other" (1999).

Below is the fourth paragraph from Irigaray's essay:

"We want to have the entire world in our head, sometimes the entire world in our heart. We do not see that this gesture transforms the life of the world into something finished, dead, because the world thus loses its own life, a life foreign to us, exterior to us, other than us."

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