Sublation


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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 is particularly unfortunate because, for Hegel, it is precisely the figure of Christ who represents the quintessential instance of the sublation of empirical/slavish consciousness and absolute/lordly consciousness in a single individual (ETW 211ff./323ff; LPR 452ff/234ff).
What does it mean for our system of values, for our ethics and for our political allegiances to be on the way and on the move?" (Arsic 2010, 12) Arsic situates this process as a reversal of her construction of Hegel's aspiration for the individual to see him or herself in the context of a national spirit: "What Hegel conceives of as the moment of the ethical--the sublation of individual differences into the generality of spirit, through communal union--becomes for Emerson the manifestation of oppression" as the national "negates the multiple and the different" (39).
Fowler's art and music are the fallout from his practice of perpetual sublation.
Having established that fallen language is predicated on separation rather than sublation, St.
In Las tribulaciones loss as affect holds the mourners hostage, who, fixated by their claim of kinship, become the specter's possession--their claim to filiation--guaranteeing paternal immortality through the ritual of sublation (the Hegelian Aufhebung).
Paul looks for a final sublation of the disruptive, disarticulating "letter," a spiriting away that would correlate with a complete integration or totalization on the model of a supposed organic unity.
It indexes the theme of the sublation of the corporeal, opening a door between animal life and transcendent being through the draining away--as for example in sacrificial exsanguination--of bodily vitality.
Aufhebung, the nominal form, makes for 'sublation,' that active form of negation which both modifies and upholds.
Here it is important to differentiate Agamben's theory of messianic time from Hegelian dialectical sublation. Agamben writes, "While messianic time ...
Here, Emmanuel Levinas's philosophy of differentiation will provide a needed balance to Hegel's sublation of differences, inasmuch as Paul Ricoeur's symmetric relationship ofrelationality in The Course of Recognition will allow for an egalitarian framework for an ecclesiological reconstruction.
That reorganization on another plane evokes, to break into Hegelese (authorized, surely, by the Inspector's philosophical bent), the dialectical process of Aufhebung or sublation, where terms are both cancelled and preserved by being taken to another level, reconfigured elsewhere.
(21) The simultaneous sublation and mental evacuation of the individual in the baseball crowd offers Oppen an effective analogue here to his political concerns, while the growing power of Major League Baseball, its unparalleled ability to mobilize humanity, to anonymously communicate and persuade, provides a threatening undertone.