Surely the important question, when it comes to autonomy, is how the privileging occurs, and what, in the agent, it serves to abnegate
Even if one chooses to abnegate
the self by choosing the option of obedience to an external rulegiver (saying "thy will be done"), this is still a self-choosing.
17) Riley understands that this view of poetry is explicitly at odds not only with a shrivelled neo-Augustan "mainstream" poetry of "anecdote and self-distancing, wry observation of conditioned reflexes, wistful delineations of trappings of the heart" but also with various process-based, procedural, and aleatory poetries which often appeal to heightened reader-engagement but which in his view abnegate
"the poet's duty to truth," leaving "the reader helplessly alone.
In this case, to avoid speaking was to abnegate
discursive responsibility; the problem of speaking for others became a problem of speaking to others.
Not to do so is to abnegate
the right to complain about the outcome.
Ultimately, though, it seems to me cowardly to abnegate
our individual responsibility for the construction of sexual desires.
As with so many issues that are difficult, Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood abnegate
There is no doubt that Murtagh is a terrific judge, but it shows uncommon restraint on the part of Michael Bell and his team to abnegate
the chance to win a Classic with a horse who is working well.
In one Hindu legend, Shesha longs to abnegate
evil and begs Brahma for a task which would provide him with enlightenment, and Brahma gave Shesha the world to guard, which Shesha did by wrapping his body around the earth to protect it from evil influences.
This is in spite of our all-too-human urge to step outside the world, to abnegate
the conditions of language, Friedlander's "urge to nonsense" that involves "an illusion that is constitutive of what is highest in human nature" (206).
She is described as "intrepid, never abnegate
," "like a songbird / among the perturbed abysses of men" (44).
Driven by the agonizing grief and guilt that still consume her after a full year in mourning, Catherine Barkley does not abnegate
herself to the narrator, whose name escapes her lips only once (AFTA 29), but to a fantasy.