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the "adaptive" and trend-spotting culture; a dialectic ultimately reproduced inside individuals who doubt

Afternoon of the Sex Children (16) by Mark Greif
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3 years, 5 months ago


Of all the philosophers in the Hegelian tradition (and I include Heidegger), Sartre is the man who has understood the dialectic between self and other in Hegel's Phenomenology in the most interesting and usable fashion.

—p.97 Sartre's Saint Genet (93) by Susan Sontag
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3 years ago


the development of the current crisis may be understood as an evolutionary, and also dialectical, process

—p.lxii Introduction (lv) by Wolfgang Streeck
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3 years, 6 months ago


here's a real example of the Ads versus Growth dialectic to illustrate

—p.376 by Antonio Garcia Martinez
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3 years, 4 months ago


fuses the game's dialectic of order and flux

on Hal's disposition in tennis in IJ

—p.104 "Yet Another Example of the Porousness of Certain Borders": Chaos and Realism in Infinite Jest (101) missing author
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3 years, 3 months ago

This dialectic is Hegelian insofar as its paramount ideal is freedom

American vs Canadian idealism in IJ

—p.75 The Ideal Athlete: John Wayne in Infinite Jest (75) by Gregory Phipps
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3 years, 3 months ago


truly dialectical thinking requires that the artist address his or her moment as part of a constantly shifting history

—p.10 David Foster Wallace and the Novel of Ideas (3) by Adam Kelly
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3 years, 6 months ago


Drinion represents a key synthesis in the novel's man/machine dialectic

—p.235 E Pluribus Unum (198) by Jeffrey Severs
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3 years, 4 months ago

I describe in chapter 4 the dialectic of computerized complexity and balance-scale simplicity that underlies the moral vision of Brief Interviews.

—p.28 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) by Jeffrey Severs
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3 years, 5 months ago


what de Man calls the 'dialectical interplay' set up between text and interpreter

—p.22 Jacques Derrida: language against itself (18) by Christopher Norris
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3 years ago


not the product of dialectic but sui generis: Truth!

quoting You Shall Know Our Velocity

—p.185 Sincerity (162) by Dave Eggers
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3 years, 4 months ago


At this point Claire's face indicates that she is well aware of feminist rhetoric and dialectic but is beyond being able to extract an appropriate quote.

—p.93 by Douglas Coupland
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3 years, 2 months ago


This tutoring is dialectical. Literature makes us better noticers of life; we get to practice on life itself; which in turn makes us better readers of detail in literature; which in turns makes us better readers of life.

—p.53 Detail (48) by James Wood
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3 years ago


Since 2008, we have lived in a fourth stage of the post-1970s crisis sequence, and the by now familiar dialectic of problems treated with solutions that turn into problems themselves is again making itself felt

—p.18 Introduction (1) by Wolfgang Streeck
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3 years ago


Building a postcapitalist world is as much a technical task as a political one, and in order to begin thinking about it, the left needs to overcome its general aversion to formal modelling and mathematics. There is no small amount of irony in the fact that the same people who criticise the abstraction of mathematical modelling often adhere to the most abstract dialectical readings of capitalism.

—p.144 A New Common Sense (129) by Alex Williams, Nick Srnicek
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3 years, 1 month ago


We should think of money and value as autonomous and independent of each other but dialectically intertwined.

—p.52 Money as the Representation of Value (51) by David Harvey
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3 years ago


Monsieur Poujade is well aware that the capital enemy of this tautological system is the dialectic

the system being that of retaliation

—p.93 A Few Words from Monsieur Poujade (92) by Roland Barthes
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3 years, 3 months ago

its beauty, its truth proceed from a profound dialectic between the life and death of language, between density of the word and the ennui of syntax

on modern poetry

—p.178 Literature According to Minou Drouet (172) by Roland Barthes
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3 years, 3 months ago


Her modus operandi often involves taking a deadpan, seemingly literal-minded stance on a given concept or question in order to shed light on its contradictions, before then making an unexpected dialectical reversal.

—p.137 The Material Image (136) by Tony Wood
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3 years, 1 month ago


questions about the dialectic between ‘original’ and ‘reproduction’ that have been unavoidable since Marcel Duchamp and Walter Benjamin

—p.142 Molto adagio – Andante: (119) by Slavoj Žižek
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3 years, 2 months ago

history as civilizational leaps has typically been a dialectical process of material advances followed by marcher lord conquest and a greater geographical stage (empire)

—p.129 Kaleidoscopics of Power (127) by Anders Stephanson
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3 years, 2 months ago


if the derivative shares this philosophical peculiarity with all forms of credit, it nonetheless represents something like a dialectical leap from quantity to quality

—p.118 Aesthetics of Singularity (101) by Fredric Jameson
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3 years, 2 months ago


The familiar dialectic repeats itself: dreams of love and glory, followed by fits of self-hatred, shame, and spite

—p.xxviii Introduction (vii) by Donald Fanger
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3 years, 2 months ago


"[...] I wanted to see the final swing of the materialist dialectic. [...]"

Cory's boss, Taren (his voice is wholly unconvincing)

—p.20 by Tony Tulathimutte
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3 years, 1 month ago


that cynical dialectic which sets up injustice against enslavement while strengthening one by the other

—p.92 Bread and Freedom (87) by Albert Camus
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A politics of indebtedness thus poses a basic dialectical problem: how can the constructive and constitutive force of indebtedness be affirmed without erecting an appropriative and destructive apparatus?

—p.185 Conclusion: Who’s Afraid of Jubilee? (171) by Richard Dienst
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3 years, 1 month ago


Lenore embodies the kind of Hegelian dialectic of servitude characteristic of Wallace's engagement with ideas of identity and connection

since Lenore's identity is mostly shaped by her relations with men around her

—p.172 "Personally I'm Neutral on the Menstruation Point": Gender, Difference and the Body (165) by Clare Hayes-Brady
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3 years, 3 months ago


in a properly dialectical twist, exploitation includes its own negation

those who produce AND those who are excluded from producing are all exploited

—p.23 Diagnosis (17) by Slavoj Žižek
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3 years, 1 month ago


We are not dealing now with ‘globalisation’ as an unfinished project’ but with a true ‘dialectics of globalisation’: the segregation of the people is the reality of economic globalisation.

on refugees in Europe

—p.87 Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile: (63) by Slavoj Žižek
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3 years, 2 months ago

a pseudo-dialectical synthesis of the two terms as a way of resolving the eternal dilemma ‘to punish or to forgive’: first, punish the perpetrator, then forgive him

—p.163 Allegro: (151) by Slavoj Žižek
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3 years, 2 months ago


Modernity is not meant to be mindlessly celebrated, but neither is it to be disdainfully dismissed. Its positive and negative qualities are for the most part aspects of the same process. This is why only a dialectical approach, one which grasps how contradiction is of its essence, can do it justice.

—p.41 Chapter Three (30) by Terry Eagleton
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3 years ago


in a dialectical reversal peculiar to major advances in social control, the idea that some are free to use others as means to an end, while others are free to allow themselves to be used in that manner, has been proclaimed the very essence of freedom

—p.ix Foreword (ix) by Frédéric Lordon
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3 years, 2 months ago

brings back a dialectical figure we had believed lost: that of capitalism’s self-transcendence out of its own contradictions

—p.125 Domination, Liberation (105) by Frédéric Lordon
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3 years, 2 months ago