In order for self-consciousness to know itself it depends upon the immediate recognition from another self-consciousness, but, at the same moment, become independent of that other-self and return itself into itself. Therefore, while relying on another self-consciousness, the “I” becomes the “we” and struggles with this relationship in order not to sink into an abstract mutuality which renders it obscure and out of touch. Self-consciousness must relate to and, simultaneously, distinguish itself from that very relationship so it is independent of the other, but still be recognized as a consciousness in itself.
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