also known as self-addiction

Two Faced portrait
Two Faced Portrait – ink on paper: Gavin Jones

Part 4 of ‘Quotes Towards a Non-Self Character Novel’: From ‘How to Find Your Non-Self, by William Van Gordon (Psychology Today).

“As I discussed in my previous article on ontological addiction (also known as self-addiction), we and all other phenomena exist only in a relative manner and apart from a categorical label, something that constitutes the intrinsic self of a given object can never be located in absolute terms.”

For William Van Gordon’s full article, visit the Psychology Today site HERE

‘Quotes Towards a Non-Self Character Novel’ is a series of short image/text forerunners for the novel ‘Unfinished Paintings’, released June 25th. If you wish to receive a signed copy, then email me at

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