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Sublation

 

(in German, Aufheben), a fundamental category in the philosophy of G. Hegel. Hegel asserted that sublation has “a dual sense; it means to keep, to preserve, and at the same time to discontinue, to cease” (Soch., vol. 5, Moscow, 1937, p. 99). According to dialectical materialism, sublation includes the moment of negation but comprises more: it also affirms the interrelationships and unity of things and phenomena.

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This failure to control internal environments contributes to the inability of organizations to sublate future states to present ones.
As the ghostly double of Aufhebung, allegory cannot sublate history's "material stuff.
Parts of nature (the organic), however, are able to sublate this externality and raise themselves to the point of self-organizing and self-relating wholes.
As Harris puts it: "Hegel's National State is supposed to sublate the Civil Society in which the national economy is articulated; but the economy was always implicitly universal (international), and now it is explicitly so.
For to recognize and articulate these limits to testimony is not to transcend or sublate them.
By becoming something else--not merely an other but a completely different being--Perrudja is able to sublate the dialectic of his identity and, no longer a "gelbe Blume," to experience love and reciprocity.
It is characteristic of such an empirical presentation that, due to the opposition and manifoldness of the juxtaposed phenomena [Erscheinungen] the extraneous, contingent circumstances of their conditions sublate themselves, so that the Universal then comes before the mind.
Those who cannot accept the basic dualities and either/or's of existence, so the thinking goes, attempt to sublate them in elaborate monistic philosophies that bend logic and language beyond their breaking points in order to chart a third way--to, in Kierkegaard's turn of biblical phrase, join what God has separated.
Komonchak asserts that such meanings and values transcend or sublate religious experience, as does Dayananda.
42) If in Caleb Williams he was able to sublate the failure of political justice into a new utopian ending, in 1798 he reprojects the mortality of this project onto his editing of Wollstonecraft.
The one further step that must be taken 'is to grasp that the reflection of the differences into their unity is not merely the product of the external reflection of the subjective thinker, but that it is the very nature of the differences of this unity to sublate themselves' (SL 384/WL I 397).
I shall argue that Heidegger forgets those aspects of Hegel's philosophy that make him our philosophical contemporary: Hegel's thinking of intersubjectivity and recognition, his thinking of the historicity of the experience of spirit, and his attempt to sublate modern subject-metaphysics which is also a critique of modernity.