A Question of Identity
If there is one word that could sum up contemporary political conflicts, it would be the word: ‘identity’. Yet we rarely hear anybody posing a question – what is identity? Here, we pose such a question and propose that identity is a metaphysical category; a one in many present behind and beyond various heated debates of our day. To exemplify, we use the examples of racial identity and sexual/gender identity as instances of reductionism, where real question of identity ends up obfuscated by its partial forms, with dire consequences.
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