in the face of new technologies includes, at the limit, the choice to say no to particular visions of progress.
These assertions seem to him to replicate a Platonic escape to a reified, ahistorical fable--far from the incessant and enveloping tides of contingency and provisionality
, of the dialectic of lethe and aletheia, of hiddenness and truth.
With this insight, we arrive at Rudolph's explanation for how Augustine's reflections additionally foreground the constitutive absence that mobilizes the dynamic provisionality
of reference and thereby open the door to differance as the condition and effect of iteration.
However, the inexorable but subtly distracting movement of the narrative imposes a provisionality
on the reader's responses, and until the very end of the story it is extremely difficult to find a satisfying linear pattern to this story.
seems to me far less dangerous than invoking Natural Law.
This achronic structure of this paper is a deliberately chosen strategy of defamiliarization, which may simultaneously serve to stress the irreducible provisionality
of almost any biographical sequence.
The immediacy and provisionality
cues could be de-coupled to determine if they work independently of one another and better define the effect of their interaction.
She writes: "postmodernism is a fundamentally contradictory enterprise: its art forms (and its theory) at once use and abuse, install and then destabilize convention in parodic ways, self-consciously pointing both to their own inherent paradoxes and provisionality
and, of course, to their critical or ironic re-reading of the art of the past.
It will come as no surprise, given the work's aesthetics of provisionality
, that this image suggests at once imprisonment--the world as we know it is like a cage--and freedom, too, for the 'smooth shining silver blank surface of the world' (p.
I offer an account of the provisionality
of the Transcendental Aesthetic in another manuscript.
But the terms in which he expresses this desire begin to reveal the difficulty and tentative provisionality
of the enterprise: "I think we want to retain the possibility that performance forms and practices can, on some occasions, retain their history, a critical ability to re-member a past that is sometimes outside the script of dominant "history" (132-33, my emphases).
The truth of the historical world is presented, in this case, as an emergent web of multiple narratives that are consciously informed by the subjective and the provisionality