Without the presence of other selves
I could never get an insight in these dimensions of selfhood.
are not something ethereal, something forged from a separate reality.
Peters argues convincingly that it is important for us to think not only of our "phenomenal self" (the self that appears to our senses) but also of our "big self"--the selves
that reflect our interrelation with the rest of the evolutionary process.
Interviewing strategies that enable men to make connections between their former, current and possible selves
are helpful in getting men to think systematically about their sexual and procreative identities.
At the same time, the notion of "betraying our selves
" appears to gesture in the direction of more recent critiques of new historicism.