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Envious discontent emerges as the key emotional timbre of a life of "suspended agency" (Ngai 2006) resulting as the consequence of this sequence of internalization and then rude disenchantment with the 'happy objects' that, once attained, threaten to swallow whole the female subjectivity which has too unreflectively swallowed them:
Relativism in the broader culture unreflectively considers differences as inherently good.
countless people who hold jobs and pay their bills but surrender their souls by unreflectively deferring to the standards of others" (p.
They proposed to meet force with force, fight fire with fire, and unwittingly and unreflectively in the process, to stoop to the level of criminals and terrorists in order to combat them.
To lament the absence of such foundations, at the "end of metaphysics," is just to react unreflectively to the world as we have it, in its apparent self-evidence.
When women unreflectively deprioritize their own needs and fail to be motivated by their own self-regard, there are echoes of the patriarchal acculturation of women.
21) In doing this they depart from their core commitments--like Christians who retaliate, or rational choice theorists who unreflectively perform selfess acts of kindness.
The effort described here to fathom and refine the client's appreciation of his or her place within the court community embodies the commitment of clinical teachers to help students develop the ability "to think flexibly and creatively about how to approach the variety of interactions that can occur within the lawyer-client relationship, rather than unreflectively reverting to a standardized vision of the relationship that makes other interactions seem deviant.
5) Both of these omissions indicate that Hally is one who unreflectively participates in the culture of apartheid, assuming the blacks to be his inferiors and accepting his privileged status without question even before he begins to act in egregiously shameful ways toward them.
So while metaphors are sometimes invoked deliberately and strategically, to set the parameters of debate and / or to evoke particular emotional responses, yet at other times, the same metaphors are simply inherited and used unreflectively because this is the language in which crime and punishment are discussed.
Unfortunately, we tend to make these choices automatically and unreflectively.
Nor do we wish to unreflectively endorse the idea that women bring 'a different voice' to moral and other deliberations that is in some sense feminine, and which is grounded in an ethic of care and relationality (see Gilligan 1982).