transcendental term

transcendental term

[‚tran·sən¦den·təl ′tərm]
(mathematics)
In an expression, a term that cannot be expressed solely by numbers and algebraic symbols.
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The idea of "support" invokes the classic ground-grounded relation, immediately inviting further transcendental terms that now invade Agamben's account: "For in Kojeve's reading of Hegel, man is not a biologically defined species, nor is he a substance given once and for all; he is, rather, a field of dialectical tensions always already cut by internal caesurae that every time separate--at least virtually--'anthropophorous' animality and the humanity which takes bodily form in it.
While allusions to the story of Cain and Abel are examined in a number of poems in which sibling envy is the central theme, its treatment in the ensuing discussion regarding individuality and duality in transcendental terms is insightful, as is the discussion on the eventual cancellation of difference as a surprising consequence of rivalry, but I miss some mention of a differing approach, such as in "La intrusa," for instance, surely a paean to brotherly love.
Therefore, it is not necessary for the situation to imply clearly and explicitly the presence of an entity of a transcendental nature; indeed, such a presence could activate the interpretation by itself and obscure the type of relation that we are actually trying to analyze: between the centrality of the Quixoteism orientation and an interpretation in more transcendental terms.
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