Philosophy problem: Identity

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Literature Review: Identity problem for Philosophy

This “Ten Problems for Philosophy in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students’ theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. religion,
  2. knowledge,
  3. logic,
  4. nature,
  5. mind,
  6. moral,
  7. experience,
  8. identity,
  9. political,
  10. science.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

8 Identity

THE PROBLEM — We need at least self-identity and self-consciousness to think of an experience and I in the first place. Language is not reducible to an already handed down vocabulary and set of grammatical structures that predetermine the way we communicate and relate to each other.

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CONCLUSIONS — By placing self-consciousness at the core of I-ness, the assumption that self-identity too must be deemed as an essential property and necessary condition of being an I is justified. Language is governed by a principle of unity that makes communication, and even communication across cultures, possible. Levinas opts for responsibility for the Other as the basis for a humane society. Language is symptomatically plagued by a religious logic of truth which can be overcome only by a radical affirmation of creativity in one’s experience of truth and desire. Both Schelling and Pareyson regard Good and Evil as ontological forces that ground human life. Deleuze is by no means a reductionist, positing that the any cut on behalf of the virtual realm is never warranted because, unlike the realm of actualities, it is necessarily inconsistent. The transmission of idealist philosophy from Western Europe to Russia led to a reinterpretation in the works of some thinkers of certain themes of the Orthodox heritage as well as everyday cultural practices. Colonial borders have often been discussed as artificial, dividing communities, people or ethnicities that otherwise would belong together. Currere toward decolonizing offers an opportunity for scholars who identify with the conditions of the colonized subject to speak back against erasure and denial. Lived experiences of Chinese queer may vary depending on their home province and the local culture they grew up in.

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Literature Reviews for Inquisitive Minds