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A term referring to the state of immunologic individuality, defined by the human leukocyte antigens—i.e., HLA-A, -B, -C, etc.—in the major histocompatibility complex—MHC
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But it remains an image as well as its original; it is not real as a natural object or a living person is real.: (85) Galatea's first movement is reflective, "the work of art is selfness as it has been constituted by reflective consciousness.
This article pays careful attention to Sartre's understanding of consciousness, self-consciousness, and "selfness," before drawing some conclusions about the role of human freedom in the construction of identity.
"Is there such a thing as an identity based on an essence of 'selfness' which is not a collection of the attributes that assign one to a particular social group?" she wonders.
The Faulknerian marble faun therefore represents a body that registers a complex set of racial and cultural signifiers because its Otherness is counterbalanced by and finally even subsumed in its selfness. A creature from Greek narrative, the faun may be seen as an extension of the Greek Revival begun in Britain and foundational in the construction of the United States and particularly salient in Southern architecture.
Irimoto, for example, argues that in Canada and the United States negotiations between nation-state and indigenous peoples are based on "selfness" and "otherness," conscious and subconscious thinking that "favors dualistic oppositions because cultural value is based upon individual uniqueness and independence." In contrast, probably due to a long process of syncretism involving many people since prehistoric times in Japan, "commonality rather than dissimilarity among people is emphasized.
This central and essential "selfness" provides the starting point for developing relationships.
Patients, especially those with dementias like Alzheimer's Disease, were often handled without any awareness or consideration of their 'selfness', handled as if they were only bodies and nothing else ...
In Zen Buddhism, for example, silence is the path to both selfhood and selfness, clearing the mind, the disappearance of conflict, finding a state of untroubled clarity, allowing one's true nature to emerge and align rhythms of life.
Federn applied the concept of reflexive cathexis to the internal process of experiencing oneself, one's selfness. He realized that people experience themselves somewhat differently in different situations, and allocate different amounts of energy, or identify differently, with these ego states.
In these earlier, celebratory poems nature, in all of its visible and auditory presence, was seen, felt, and heard as a powerful mediation between his "inscaping" selfness and God.
Lee makes much in this second chapter of the opposition between "selfness" and "alterity." "The Distanced Imagination" (as the chapter is titled) is both her ideal of successful escape from the self and, no t incidentally, the rationale for linking the historical and artistic events of the time.