chapter  3
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The question of the other (Critique of Egocentrism) SYLVIANE AGACINSKI

Can the metaphysical subject hear the question of the other? Or can it only hear its own question?

Philosophies of the subject – of which there are several – always ascribe to the subject the capacity to self-question, to ask something of itself, to undertake its own selfinterrogation. Thus the subject lays hold of whatever had been troubling it, on the inside or the outside, and makes this the object of its question.