Sallis offers both a brief reading of Plato's Phaedo pointing up the danger of treating singularity as selfsameness
and the possibility of an alternative principle of "nature," an arche, the chora of the Timaeus, that affirms singularity without the need of a transcendence to a fullness of being.
As a result of this disunity, she has the brothers'--and hence, the whole community's--superior selfsameness
become destabilized when one of them, Deacon, embarks upon a love affair with Consolata, the longest-residing and most central woman at the Convent who, in the course of their affair, gives Deacon a bleeding love bite (237).
impossible to say, in the selfsameness
this rhetoric encourages.
In fact, however, the undecidable and utopian nature of the gift is for him only an uncomfortable precariousness which has to be mastered through the restricted economy of property and selfsameness
Erikson defined ego identity as "the awareness of the fact that there is a selfsameness
and continuity to the ego's synthesizing methods and that these methods are effective in safeguarding the sameness and continuity of one's meaning for others".