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Published on Jan 26, 2007
Derrida makes the distinction between the 'who' one loves - their singularity - and the 'what' - the specific qualities of the beloved; then, he states that philosophy's most basic question - 'What is Being?' promotes the same sort of differential reflection: "is Being someone or something?" Fidelity, he states, is always threatened by this division - between the desire to be faithful to the other's singularity and the qualities that may not be as one once thought ...