Tag Archives: abstraction

Why did I write like that?

Lacking confidence in themselves, the contemporary humanities taught me to lack confidence in my thinking.

Speculation is played out.

Historical and geographical breadth are the new indices of abstract and theoretical depth.

Abstract relations.

Through abstractions, I approach you, you who could only be an abstraction to me.

An intellectualized passion.

Loving humanity is a tremendous feat of abstraction.

Conflict is existential.

Go ahead and rail against an abstraction like “the system.” When conflict erupts, you will be struggling against a concrete adversary or spectating from the sidelines.


The power of explaining away the concreteness of “you” and “me.”