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On 5 Aug 2001, at 12:30, Dace wrote:
> Hi "Bill."
> > The scenario in human development goes something like this. The
> > first relevant distinction seems to be between family and strangers,
> > who provoke anxiety. The mother or caretaker provides a safe place,
> > a home base. The child begins to venture out into the world,
> > frequently returning to home base or looking at the mother (checking
> > in). Then rather suddenly the mother becomes the other, provoking
> > anxiety, and there is no home base. Since everything is other, there
> > is an implicit sense of self, but it is not developed. Shortly,
> > however, the anxiety lessens and a personal space, a new home base
> > emerges. A sense of self begins to develop.
> Yes, and that *sense* of self is not the same as the self itself. If
> "everything is other," then there's evidently already a self against
> which everything is contrasted.
Self is not the same as self-awareness, since self-awareness
depends upon the prior emergence of self for the possibility of
its existence; for self to become recursively aware of itself, self
must have already emerged.
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