social and economic concerns, providing a contentless
freedom that does
Her collaboration with Taylor culminated in An American Exodus (1939), which embodied Lange's ambition to create a "visual narrative" of the migrants' odyssey without the sensationalism (and fictionalized quotations) of Margaret Bourke-White and Erskine Caldwell's You Have Seen Their Faces and without what Gordon calls the "contentless
and sentimental patriotism" of Archihald Macleish's Land of the Free.
-James Fenton.) For example Michael Ondaatje says that "Poems get ruined by having too many ideas in them" while Katha Pollit remarks "Nobody is truly indifferent to the ideas in a poem and to say that you should be indifferent is really to say that poetry is a decorative art it's contentless
it's like making lace or a quilt."
religion and view of faith as a contentless
"faith in something or
Judith Butler describes this abject figure as one who "lives within discourse as the radically uninterrogated and as the shadowy contentless
figure for something that is not yet made real." She suggests that this abjection can be discussed in instances when a nation values the lives of its own citizens more than the lives of outsiders.
O Cadhain gets similarly contentless
, though less disparaging, treatment.
The Judges' Bill was, in substance, the enactment of a truly gigantic black hole of an "Exception"--excepting from the Court's appellate jurisdiction any and all cases the Court chose not to hear--and an entirely contentless
"Regulation"--leaving it to the Court itself to define its own jurisdiction.
By revealing the contentless
present, the recit gives the Other in entretien not an equal but an always more important role.
And I cannot think of any better way of summarizing the gist of Fish's argument that by quoting the following words of Richard Rorty, taken from the blurb he wrote for that book: "The trouble with principles is that they are either so abstract and contentless
that all the work is done filling in the details, or else sufficiently concrete as to be very controversial indeed." (4) To be sure, Hopkins seems to be aware that there may be some problems in applying the principle of the test of time, but he apparently thinks that these can be resolved by sufficient amount of "hard labour" and with the help of some "tips" and "hunches" (302).
"If self-hatred, self-alienation, and self-betrayal [...] were translated out of the psychological realm where it has content and is accessible to language into the unspeakable and contentless
realm of physical sensation it would be intense pain" (47), Scarry writes.
(7) One should heed Butler's warning in this respect that the abject is contentless
, so that none of its examples can be taken as absolute (Butler, How Bodies 281).
is consciousness of something." Similarly, Sartre asserts that consciousness always attends to a "transcendent object" and is thereby precluded from being phenomenologically contentless
. Sartre refers to this type of consciousness as "positional self-consciousness." Sartre states that: