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It may be that philosophers of the past were not pansexual enough (if one loves everything, how can one think something?) to ask themselves whether lying about one’s own sexuality to others counts at all, or as much, as the other lies we entertain to each other. Kant: we must not lie — sure, but what would the German philosopher, for whom we credit a few homophobic remarks, know about the need to lie about one’s own secret truth? “Does lying in the closet count?” …

Rayyan Dabbous

Rayyan Dabbous is a Lebanese author. His recent books include DIY Creative Activism: A Handbook (2019) and Psychoanalysis of a Teenage Novelist (2020).

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