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Starting with modernity we have entered an era of production of the Other It is no longer a question of killing of devouring or seducing the Other of facing him of competing with him of loving or hating the Other It is first of all a matter of producing the Other The Other is no longer an object of passion but an object of production Maybe it is because the Other in his radical otherness alterite or in his irreducible singularity has become dangerous or unbearable And so we have to conjure up his seduction Or perhaps more simply otherness and dual relationships gradually disappear with the rise of individual values and with the destruction of the symbolic ones In any case otherness alterite is lacking and since we cannot experience otherness as destiny one must produce the other as difference And this is a concern just as much for the body as it is for sex or for social relationships In order to escape the world as destiny the body as destiny sex and the other sex as destiny the production of the other as difference is invented This is what happens with sexual difference Each sex has its own anatomical and psychological characteristics its own desire with all the insoluble events that emerge from that including an ideology of sex and desire and a utopia of sexual difference based on law and nature None of this has any meaning sens whatsoever in seduction where it is not a question of desire but of a play jeu with desire and where it is not a question of equality between different sexes or of an alienation of one by the other since this play jeu implies a perfect reciprocity of each partner not difference or alienation but alterityotherness alterite or complicity Seduction is nothing less than hysterical since no sex projects its sexuality onto the other Distances are set And otherness alterite is left untouched
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