The Problem of Alienation in Objective Spatiality

Gregory Victor Loewen

Abstract


Globalization has created an immense sense of objectivity in the world. We find the differences between cultures foreshortened, others more recognizable and less alien, other places more like our own, and transactions and contracts more and more adhering to the specifically acultural denomination of capital. But external spatiality and the actions within it are not the only places of generalization and alienation. The agora of public space has been internalized to the extent that we as subjects feel ourselves to be more confident of our objectivity in worldly relations. The paper questions the assumptions and analyses the structures that lay behind the link between a global externality and our sense that the world can be a wider home for our personhood and individuated beings.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v2i2.7861

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