37: Identity and Difference

The Sometime Seminar discusses Identity and Difference: John Locke and the Invention of Consciousness (English 2013, French 1998) by Etienne Balibar. Balibar’s book, prompted by an interest in philosophical translation and untranslatability, centers on Chapter 27 of John Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689) and the genesis of the idea of “consciousness” in modern philosophy.

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