“Descarte was wrong: A person is a person through other persons”

https://aeon.co/ideas/descartes-was-wrong-a-person-is-a-person-through-other-persons

We need others in order to evaluate our own existence and construct a coherent self-image.

So reality is not simply out there, waiting to be uncovered. ‘Truth is not born nor is it to be found inside the head of an individual person, it is born between people collectively searching for truth, in the process of their dialogic interaction,’ Bakhtin wrote in Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics (1929). Nothing simply is itself, outside the matrix of relationships in which it appears. Instead, being is an act or event that must happen in the space between the self and the world.

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