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OVERVIEW OF ADJECTIVE OTHER

1) other: not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied; “today isn’t any other day”- the White Queen; “the construction of highways and other public works”; “he asked for other employment”; “any other person would tell the truth”; “his other books are still in storage”; “then we looked at the other house”; “hearing was good in his other ear”; “the other sex”; “she lived on the other side of the street from me”; “went in the other direction

2) other: recently past; “the other evening

3) early, former, other: belonging to the distant past; “the early inhabitants of Europe”; “former generations”; “in other times”

4) other: very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected; “a strange, other dimension…where his powers seemed to fail”- Lance Morrow

adj other has 4 sense(s) (first 2 from tagged texts)


other (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see Other (disambiguation).

The "Other" (or "Constitutive Other") is a concept of the identity of difference that is discussed within some works of Continental philosophy and in the social sciences, such as across the taxonomies of anthropology. The state or characteristic of "the other/Other" is "being different [from] or [alien to]" the identity of self or social identities. As such, the "other/Other" is perceived as dissimilar or opposite to being "us" or the Same. The terms the "other", "Other" and "Otherness" refer to who and what is distinct or separate from the Symbolic, the Real, aesthetic and/or political norm, from identity, and from the self. The "Constitutive Other," using Hegel's construct of "the relation of essential nature to outward manifestation [is a point-of-view of the binary nature of the essential and the superficial where each is the inversion of each other] in pure change, ... to infinity, [where the difference], as inner difference, ... [is within] its own self. When used as a verb it means to distinguish then label then identify as belonging to a category and then exclude those who do not fit a societal norm. In geographic terms "to other" means to place outside of the center, somewhere along the margins where the societal norm does not reside.

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