Selection and Combination – Le Rapport Sexuel

“Each sees the other do what it both does and demands of the other. Action needs both from both.”

“The middle term is Self-Consciousness which splits into the extremes; and each extreme is this exchanging of its own determinateness and an absolute transition into the opposite. Although, as consciousness, it does indeed come out of itself, yet, though out of itself, it is at the same time kept back within itself, is for itself, and the self outside it, is for it.”

– G.W.F. Hegel


Michael Taussig undertakes a history of mimesis, the practice of imitation, and its relation to alterity, the opposition of Self and Other.

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