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I. Philosophy – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Dogmatics – IV. Ethics

I. Philosophy

Until G.W.F. Hegel, otherness is a basic provision of finitude. The concept “otherness = the other” acquires a specially personal and anthropological significance for the predecessors of “I-thou” philosophy. In a letter of 1781 to J.C. Lavater, F.H. Jacobi discovers the meaning of the other, or “thou,” for the human development of the solitary “I” subject: “I open eye or ear, or I …

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Huizing, Klaas, Adriaanse, Hendrik J. and Bayer, Oswald, “Other/Otherness”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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