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Historicity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

This entry assumes that identity emerges from responsiveness to human existence. The notion of historicity points to an understanding of human existence shaped by responsiveness. Historicity, as opposed to a normative understanding of the world history, calls us to address, meet, and contend with that which is before us. Historicity is the manner through which existence communicates with us, shaping and reshaping who we are in the midst of ongoing responsiveness to that which is before us. This ...

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