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n. pl. al·ter·i·ties
The state of being different, especially with respect to one's perception of one's identity within a culture; otherness.

[French altérité, otherness, Late Latin alteritās, Latin alter, other; see al- in Indo-European roots.]


(Philosophy) the quality of being different
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The last chapter of the third section states that "the Jungian archetype goes far toward accounting for the dominance of the figure of the Alien in science fiction by suggesting the inner sources of its multifariousness (multiplicity and variety), persistence, fascination, and strangeness, and by identifying these as the hallmarks of its origin as an archetype--the archetype of Alterity or OtherSelfness--in the unconscious psyche" (271).
In 1999, he founded Alterity Partners, a boutique investment bank which grew rapidly and was acquired in 2004 by First Tennessee Bank, one of the largest bank holding companies in the United States.
Moore, Alterity is an anthology of brief, free-verse poems that evoke a musical quality.
the effectivity or actuality of the democratic promise, like that of the communist promise, will always keep within it, and it must do so, this absolutely undetermined messianic hope at its heart, this eschatological relation to the outcome of an event and of a singularity, of an alterity that cannot be anticipated.
I have summarized the tale in this tendentious manner in order to suggest that what is at stake in this confrontation is not the poet's fate per se, but the manner in which fate's alterity to the poet is enunciated, or encoded.
What remains tenuous in this demonstration is the ethical dimension of skepticism, though the author insists that skepticism fulfills an ethical function by cultivating our respect for the alterity of the other, in this case Socrates.
The prose makes it seem even longer, strewn with complex sentences, rambling paragraphs, and overwrought words like proformativity, scopic, hideosity, mediatisation, alterity, and affordances.
The author promotes that kenosis (self-emptying) and alterity (otherness) are central elements of Christian spirituality that also have potential relevance for psychoanalytic practice.
Christianity, the church, and the Bible are at once our best friends and our worst enemies when it comes to alterity.
They focus on certain 'crucial topics' in the late critic's published work: 'literature, iterability, the signature, time, alterity, Judaism, metaphor and death'.
The theme, certainly, is the play of sameness and alterity in the act of translation.