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Love and Other TechnologiesRetrofitting Eros for the Information Age$
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Dominic Pettman

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780823226689

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823226689.001.0001

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A Self of One's Own?

A Self of One's Own?

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(p.129) Six A Self of One's Own?
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Love and Other Technologies
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Dominic Pettman

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226689.003.0007

The author suggests that justifications of one's feelings and dispositions, specifically on issues about love, are areas humans might not or will not want to respond to. Accordingly, the definition of community is anchored upon the discourse on belongingness, identity, and desire, which is supported by Gille Deleuze's essence. This instance brings forth to the author's argument referring to the ritualistic reprehension of the belief that individuals and/or phenomena have a rudimentary and constant “essence.” Humans experience loving (for example) in its real nature without even asking anything to rationalize the state of being they are in at a moment in time. In short, the notion of “whateverbeing” is not something that defines reality but something that finds meaning on its own.

Keywords:   love, community, belongingness, identity, desire, Gille Deleuze, essence, humans, whateverbeing

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