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- n. selfhood; individual identity
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being oneself or itself; the essentia] element of identity.
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From Rogues, especially, we know that sovereignty is for Derrida part of the larger question he calls "ipseity," the possibility of selfhood, which, for the ten-year period 1991-2001, was posed under the heading "Questions of Responsibility."
The referent in the predication of the proposition ˜Zayd exists™ is the very ipseity
``The fact of not evading the burden imposed by the suffering of others defines ipseity itself.
He can only be known by that which proceeds from Him, as effects of His names, not His ipseity.
The fact of not evading the burden imposed by the suffering of others defines ipseity itself.
Your Maid from Mexico, In English and Spanish - filigree the novel with Borgesian metatextuality, accreting a complexity of author and subject, ipseity and frame of reference.