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14) "[I]ntellectual heroism" is the goal, one fed by the loftiness of "beneficent spontaneities" like a powerful, prophetic risibility that recognises that "our social institutions of today will cause future generations to roar with laughter.
Evidence of late-nineteenth century thinkers' influence on modernist writers is readily available--Gertrude Stein and James Joyce, for instance, privilege risibility in their articulations of the self.
35) A literal reading of this quote reveals Bataille's preference for fusing the pleasures of risibility with sexuality.
If transcendence is achieved here, it is a transcendence founded on the excess, risibility, sexuality, and death drive Bataille articulates; it differs from Nietzsche and his peers in pitting otherness as central to the experience.
In combining the nauseating with the sublime, Loy rarely yields fully to the joys of risibility in her poetry about love and its failure to fully compenetrate or satiate, failures felt particularly keenly throughout "Songs to Joannes.
In an extension of the "laughing honey" and molasses tears of "Songs," Loy continues to explore devouring and satiation in her novel Insel; again, risibility is never far from other forms of appetite.
The laughter Jones and Insel share after the bad joke echoes their desire for one another's company; Loy illustrates their compenetration not by consummated sexuality, but by gustatory metaphors and risibility.
As mentioned, in chapter four Aquinas goes on to talk about esse as "belonging" (convenit) to the essence, and he compares esse to the accidents of risibility and illumination.
That is why Aquinas can seamlessly go on in stage three to compare esse to the accidents of risibility in man and to light in the air.
For at times many powers are found together in the same thing, not only according to the same physical form, but even according to the same specific difference, as in the human being intellect, will, and risibility arise from rationality.
Sinclair looks to strategies of subversion and counter-institutional activity as a means to realize a state of longed-for autonomy and completeness, all the while accepting their anachronistic, played-out risibility.