Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A=A

In his The Self as Resolution: Heidegger, Derrida and the Intimacy of the Question of the Meaning of Being, professor John Russon explains why self-inquiry cannot end, connecting Heidegger, Derrida, and Kant. He discusses a paradox of A=A: when we say "A=A," the first A and the second A are actually different. And then he discusses what "I am I" implies.

It reminds me of Popeye. He is not satisfied with uttering "I'm a sailor," then repeats "I yam what I yam."


1933-Popeye the Sailor- I Yam What I Yam

Popey in 1933, in search of authenticity, beats indigenous people.

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