Concealment, what Derrida calls "effacement" and what Kant calls "subreption," is the means through which the sublime can be co-opted and deployed repressively.
For Kant, this substitution is the violence of "subreption," tantamount to a suppression or concealment of the truth in the interest of a dispensation: ...
Through the fallacy of subreption, the sublime covers up the agency of subject, as what happens "in the mind" or is the product of the imagination is misconceived as occurring in or as a property of an object in the external sensuous world.
But with a depth that is yet to be recognized, the structure of subreption informs "Mont Blanc" from its opening stanza forward.
Il est intrinseque a l'espace de subreption
(de l'esprit au langage, du langage a l'esprit) qu'il y a a raisonner en termes d'intentionnalite.
(19) Difficult to see, but nonetheless present, is Halberstam's monstrous subreption
However, Burkhardt notes that the reproach of subreption
can just as much be retorted to the one who made the criticism.
C'est primairement, je pense, que, contrairement a ce qu'on croit souvent, celle-ci represente essentiellement un modele linguistique, modele linguistique que, en le generalisant aux mesures de la conscience et de ses differentes activites, on applique a ce qui n'est pas linguistique, non sans quelques subreptions
(This argument is the more persuasive since the longer one studies the first Critique the more "subreptions
" of transcendental into transcendent notions one discovers--though Sherover implies that Kant was aware of these transgressions.) (4) "Time and Ethics: How is Morality Possible" continues the argument of (3): "Moral reason is fundamental just because of our temporal nature" (p.