The Dash The Other Side of Absolute Knowing

The Dash The Other Side of Absolute Knowing

An argument that what is usually dismissed as the “mystical shell” of Hegel's thought—the concept of absolute knowledge—is actually its most “rational kernel.” This book sets out from a counterintuitive premise: the “mystical ...

Author: Rebecca Comay

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262346535

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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An argument that what is usually dismissed as the “mystical shell” of Hegel's thought—the concept of absolute knowledge—is actually its most “rational kernel.” This book sets out from a counterintuitive premise: the “mystical shell” of Hegel's system proves to be its most “rational kernel.” Hegel's radicalism is located precisely at the point where his thought seems to regress most. Most current readings try to update Hegel's thought by pruning back his grandiose claims to “absolute knowing.” Comay and Ruda invert this deflationary gesture by inflating what seems to be most trivial: the absolute is grasped only in the minutiae of its most mundane appearances. Reading Hegel without presupposition, without eliminating anything in advance or making any decision about what is essential and what is inessential, what is living and what is dead, they explore his presentation of the absolute to the letter. The Dash is organized around a pair of seemingly innocuous details. Hegel punctuates strangely. He ends the Phenomenology of Spirit with a dash, and he begins the Science of Logic with a dash. This distinctive punctuation reveals an ambiguity at the heart of absolute knowing. The dash combines hesitation and acceleration. Its orientation is simultaneously retrospective and prospective. It both holds back and propels. It severs and connects. It demurs and insists. It interrupts and prolongs. It generates nonsequiturs and produces explanations. It leads in all directions: continuation, deviation, meaningless termination. This challenges every cliché about the Hegelian dialectic as a machine of uninterrupted teleological progress. The dialectical movement is, rather, structured by intermittency, interruption, hesitation, blockage, abruption, and random, unpredictable change—a rhythm that displays all the vicissitudes of the Freudian drive.
Categories: Philosophy

The Dash The Other Side of Absolute Knowing

The Dash The Other Side of Absolute Knowing

Short Circuits, Mladen Dolar, Alenka Zupančič, and Slavoj Žižek, editors The Puppet and the Dwarf:The Perverse Core of Christianity, by Slavoj Žižek The Shortest Shadow: Nietzsche's Philosophy of the Two, by Alenka Zupančič Is Oedipus ...

Author: Rebecca Comay

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262535359

Category: Philosophy

Page: 188

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An argument that what is usually dismissed as the “mystical shell” of Hegel's thought—the concept of absolute knowledge—is actually its most “rational kernel.” This book sets out from a counterintuitive premise: the “mystical shell” of Hegel's system proves to be its most “rational kernel.” Hegel's radicalism is located precisely at the point where his thought seems to regress most. Most current readings try to update Hegel's thought by pruning back his grandiose claims to “absolute knowing.” Comay and Ruda invert this deflationary gesture by inflating what seems to be most trivial: the absolute is grasped only in the minutiae of its most mundane appearances. Reading Hegel without presupposition, without eliminating anything in advance or making any decision about what is essential and what is inessential, what is living and what is dead, they explore his presentation of the absolute to the letter. The Dash is organized around a pair of seemingly innocuous details. Hegel punctuates strangely. He ends the Phenomenology of Spirit with a dash, and he begins the Science of Logic with a dash. This distinctive punctuation reveals an ambiguity at the heart of absolute knowing. The dash combines hesitation and acceleration. Its orientation is simultaneously retrospective and prospective. It both holds back and propels. It severs and connects. It demurs and insists. It interrupts and prolongs. It generates nonsequiturs and produces explanations. It leads in all directions: continuation, deviation, meaningless termination. This challenges every cliché about the Hegelian dialectic as a machine of uninterrupted teleological progress. The dialectical movement is, rather, structured by intermittency, interruption, hesitation, blockage, abruption, and random, unpredictable change—a rhythm that displays all the vicissitudes of the Freudian drive.
Categories: Philosophy

An Architecture Manifesto

An Architecture Manifesto

Burchill further remarks: 'Yet such a “raising up” is in no way thematically singled out by Hegel, ... See Rebecca Comay and Frank Ruda, The Dash—the Other Side of Absolute Knowing, Short Circuit Series (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2018).

Author: Nadir Lahiji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429885068

Category: Architecture

Page: 212

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In this manifesto, the author takes a leap of faith. It is a faith in Lost Causes. He asserts that today, architectonic reason has fallen into ruins. As soon as architecture leaves the limits set to it by architectonic reason, no other path is open to it but the path to aestheticism. This is the wrong path contemporary architecture has taken. In its reduction to a pure aesthetic object, architecture negatively affects the human sensorium. Capitalist consumer society creates desires by generating ‘surplus-enjoyment’ for capitalist profit and contemporary architecture has become an instrument in generating this ‘surplus-enjoyment’, with fatal consequences. This manifesto is thus both a critique and a work of theory. It is a siren, alarm, klaxon to the current status quo within architectural discourse and a timely response to the conditions of architecture today.
Categories: Architecture

Absolute Recoil

Absolute Recoil

Focusing on the erasure of the dash, an erasure that indicates an imposed continuity, a covering up of the break, Comay reads Hegel's ... Only through aesthetic revolution can we forestall the short-circuit of politics into terror.

Author: Slavoj Zizek

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781686829

Category: Philosophy

Page: 444

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Philosophical materialism in all its forms – from scientific naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism – has failed to meet the key theoretical and political challenges of the modern world. This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj Žižek’s argument in this pathbreaking and eclectic new work. Recent history has seen developments such as quantum physics and Freudian psychoanalysis, not to speak of the failure of twentieth-century communism, shake our understanding of existence. In the process, the dominant tradition in Western philosophy lost its moorings. To bring materialism up to date, Žižek – himself a committed materialist and communist – proposes a radical revision of our intellectual heritage. He argues that dialectical materialism is the only true philosophical inheritor of what Hegel designated the “speculative” approach in thought. Absolute Recoil is a startling reformulation of the basis and possibilities of contemporary philosophy. While focusing on how to overcome the transcendental approach without regressing to naïve, pre-Kantian realism, Žižek offers a series of excursions into today’s political, artistic, and ideological landscape, from Arnold Schoenberg’s music to the films of Ernst Lubitsch.
Categories: Philosophy

Western Electrician

Western Electrician

With one side of this lamp circuit connected to ground and the other side connected to the line to be tested ... start out with some knowledge of its locality , especially if such a circuit is from 12 to 15 miles long , and starting out ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112111918253

Category: Electrical engineering

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Categories: Electrical engineering

The Electrical World

The Electrical World

Every part of the engine properly constructed and handled , are the most economical , using ing . was made from a ... The engineer said , “ Stop ; the specone engine , the other being run with the load of both at increased the day ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101048865461

Category: Electrical engineering

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Categories: Electrical engineering

Scammell s Universal Treasure house of Useful Knowledge

Scammell s Universal Treasure house of Useful Knowledge

An extra lever at the side of the key is graph had been in operation for years , the opecalled the “ circuit breaker ... and every intermedifrom cach other , although in practice it is found ate office is supplied with one , in case of ...

Author: Henry Bucklin Scammell

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ISBN: PRNC:32101064180589

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 1616

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Power and the Engineer

Power and the Engineer

Power , N.Y. LETTERS FROM ENGINEERS . the books , of steam at 14.7 pounds absolute . own and other men's lives resting ... which are marked respectivecondenser causing a pounding in the engine . occur by a short circuit in a main line .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112007936898

Category: Machinery

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Categories: Machinery

Railroad Gazette

Railroad Gazette

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ISBN: UOM:39015013053833

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

Engineering

Engineering

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ISBN: UVA:X001695995

Category: Engineering

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Categories: Engineering