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Definition of Alterity

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diversity; state of being different; state or quality of being other
Alterity Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms
lack of identification with some part of one's personality or one's community, differentness, otherness.
Alterity Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The state or quality of being other; a being otherwise.
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\al*ter"i*ty\ (&?;), n. [f. altérité.] the state or quality of being other; a being otherwise. [r.] for outness is but the feeling of otherness (alterity) rendered intuitive, or alterity visually represented.

Alterity Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Alterity is a philosophical term meaning "otherness", strictly being in the sense of the other of two (Latin alter). In the phenomenological tradition it is usually understood as the entity in contrast to which an identity is constructed, and it implies the ability to distinguish between self and not-self, and consequently to assume the existence of an alternative viewpoint. The concept was established by Emmanuel Lévinas in a series of essays, collected under the title Alterity and Transcendence (1999[1970]).

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