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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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For naive consciousness, "independent" or "absolute" means "already out there." For developed, educated, and self-recognitive consciousness, "independent" or "absolute" means that which is unconditioned because it is self-conditioning, which is to say, that which posits its own conditions or presuppositions only to fulfill or sublate them.
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Precisely to sustain this extraordinary paradox of the aesthetic experience--namely, that art offers one last instantiation of mythical experience in order to sublate myth once and for all and thereby to emancipate art's spectators from myth's reign--was the very ambition of the anti-aesthetic from the beginning.
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