quotes tagged with 'alterity'

The freedom of a creature must mean the freedom to choose: and choice implies the existence of things to choose between. A creature with no environment would have no choices to make: so that freedom, like self-consciousness (if they are not, indeed, the same thing) again demands the presence to the self of something other than the self.
Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: The Problem of PainSaved by ldsphilosopher in freedom agency consciousness alterity 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is no reason to suppose that self-consciousness, the recognition of a creature by itself as a "self," can exist except in contrast with an "other," a something which is not the self.
Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: The Problem of PainSaved by ldsphilosopher in consciousness alterity 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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