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His line of reasoning is surprisingly simple and consistent: in contrast to poets and lovers, whose object of love is distinguished by its preference, by its particular outstanding qualities, "to love your neighbor means equality": "Forsake all distinctions so that you can love your neighbor. "81 It is only in death, however, that all distinctions disappear: "Death erases all distinctions, but preference is always related to distinctions. " 82 A further consequence of this reasoning is the crucial distinction between two perfections: the perfection of the object of love, and the perfection of love itself.

7 0 ) Our late capitalist daily life involves an unprecedented disavowal of the other's experience: In order to pass a homeless person crouched in a doorway and keep wall

Furthermore, what if - before immersing ourselves in speculation about the relationship between voice and reality - we take note of the fact that in a society with universal healthcare, Selma's predicament (having to toil for her son's eye surgery while she is going blind herself) could not have emerged in the first place? Furthermore, the film's supreme achievement is the avoidance of melodramatic effects where the events seem to call for them. The key scene is the exchange between Selma and the neighbour who stole her money out of despair that were his wife to discover that he was broke, she would leave him.

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