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By Michael Sheridan, Anthony Galvin

Richard Harris used to be an enormous who oozed aura on reveal; offscreen, even if, he was once bothered and hooked on each excitement existence may possibly supply. Coming from a repressed Irish Catholic heritage, he used to be pressured by way of a teenage sickness to desert his liked rugby, yet now not his macho appetites. studying theater kept him. He had came across his calling. regardless of marrying the daughter of a peer, he by no means attempted to slot in. He was once consistently a hell-raiser to the center, in addition to mythical acquaintances Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole. yet he was once extra; he was once a proficient poet and singer. He used to be an clever kin guy who took nice curiosity in his craft, and used to be a Renaissance guy of the movie global. whenever his excesses threatened to kill his occupation, and himself, he rose magnificently from the ashes, first with an Oscar-winning functionality as Bull McCabe within the box, then within the Harry Potter franchise.

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As a person, a slave is free in himself, but he may not be free for himself. A student may be a future doctor and professor, but may not know it. Finally, the terms an sich and für sich can mean either potentiality or actuality, and be used in reference to development. When a person becomes for himself what he is in himself, then he usually recognizes his identity; in semiotic terms, he becomes meaningful to himself. The foregoing linguistic excursion has prepared us for further reasoning about individual subjectivity.

But before we can make a complete, “existential- 16 Chapter 1 Introduction to a Philosophy of Music semiotic about-face” from Hegel, we must first see what Søren Kierkegaard made of the notions of an sich and für sich. In his philosophy, they turn into subjective and objective being. In the chapter “Becoming a subject” of his treatise Unscientific Ending: Postscript, Kierkegaard speaks about an individual who is said to be a subject, an individual “who is what he is because he has become like it” (see Kierkegaard 1993/1846).

This progression of a subject, from an sich being to a für sich being, corresponds to his becoming a sign to himself, that is, to the emergence of his identity. Kierkegaard says the task of a subject is to shed his subjectivity more and more, thereby becoming more and more objective. The objective being is the same as observing and being observed. But, in Kierkegaard’s theory, this observation has to be of an ethical nature. The next careful reader of Hegel – as well as of Kierkegaard – was JeanPaul Sartre, whose L’être et le néant (1943) was to a great extent based upon Hegelian concepts of an sich and für sich; or in Sartre’s terms, être-en-soi (being-in-itself) and être-pour-soi (being-for itself).

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