Author(s): Predrag Finci
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine

Summary/Abstract: By raising the question of power and judgment in the context of the personal pronouns I, You, He, or I, Another, a Third, and of an analysis of their relationships, the paper brings one to the observation that “all three of these persons singular, which may change place, come together at a single point in the common We, which manifest themselves in sociability, institutions, and sundry forms of collectivism. In such sociability He may be privileged, but not superior. Only such a one may be a true witness of the reality of an established relationship. Only such a one becomes the mirror for my I, for your You: a mirror that is the transcendental subject. In it both difference and identity are confirmed. I am reflected in the other, I still see in my own way. Only in the Third am I seen through ‘disinterested liking’, which is not indifferent, but interest in the objectivity of the subject, in what the subject is in and for itself, what the subject is as such.”

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 175-181
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bosnian