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Definitions

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  • noun The state of one's own self or identity; one's conscious personality.

Etymologies

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From I +‎ -hood, chiefly after German Ichheit ("selfhood"). Compare also Dutch ikheid ("individuality").

Examples

  • The principle in question simply states that the essence of I-hood lies in the assertion of ones own self-identity, i.e., that consciousness presupposes self-consciousness (the Kantian “I think,” which must, at least in principle, be able to accompany all our representations).

    Johann Gottlieb Fichte

  • The same condition applies, of course, to the other; hence, mutual recognition of rational individuals turns out to be condition necessary for the possibility of I-hood in general.

    Johann Gottlieb Fichte

  • Since this activity of “self-positing” is taken to be the fundamental feature of I-hood in general, the first principle asserts that “the I posits itself as self-positing.”

    Johann Gottlieb Fichte

  • When you look thus, you surrender your I-hood; see things at last as the artist does, for their sake, not for your own.

    Practical Mysticism

  • When you look thus, you surrender your I-hood; see things at last as the artist does, for their sake, not for your own.

    Practical Mysticism A Little Book for Normal People

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