9. Chiefly Philos. Usu. with the. Freq. with capital initial. That which is the counterpart or converse of something specified or implied; (spec. in structuralist and post-structuralist critical and psychoanalytic thought) that which is not the self or subject; that which lies outside or is excluded from the group with which one identifies oneself; (in Lacanian thought) the unconscious, the symbolic order. Now usually opposed to self.
The Other, at least as I interpreted it, is your ideal self, the you that exists on a metaphysical plane. Language and speech, as symbols of the thing itself, lay in the Other. The Other is the phallus, the search for perfection within ourselves.
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