Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica
versão impressa ISSN 1809-6867
RIBEIRO, Jorge Ponciano. Eu-tu-nós: a dimensão espiritual da alteridade nos ciclos de contato. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2007, vol.13, n.1, pp. 135-146. ISSN 1809-6867.
This is a theoretical study, concerning to the relation between quantity and quality, as a way for understanding difference and alterity. “I, You, We” are three words, each one with its own meaning, as they were three quantities that determinate the different nature of each one. On the other side, “I-You-We” is only one word, whose meaning does not come from each word seen separately, but from the quality that the whole contains. “I, You, We” refer to quantity and difference, while “I-You-We” refers lo quality and alterity. The quality separates and identifies, quality unities and specifies, alterity distinguishes and synthesises, spirituality rereads and transcends. Spirituality is a process that emanates from the alterity through which a single object can be seen or contemplated, in a different way, at the same time, by two other peoples. Alterity refers to immateriality, to qualities that makes only one object to be the “alter” for two people that contemplate it, at same time. The cycles are the subjective processes of the passage from quantity to quality, from immanence to transcendence and they represent the different phases from which alterity originates. The alterity is a process that permits to two peoples who contemplate one only object to see it in a different view, because the alterty is not in the contemplated object, but in the subjectivity of whom contemplates it.
Palavras-chave : Alterity; Contact; Spirituality; Transcendence.