Tag Archives: dialectic

It was once called History.

We call it “the racist history of [fill in the blank]” now. It will be called History again, but in a new way.

Obverse.

Othering is the other side of Selfing.

Peck, “The Young Marx.”

“Workers of the World Unite” is more universal than “All Men are Brothers” on the theory that the contradiction between particulars, and nothing else, will produce the universal.

Hegelian logic.

At certain point of quantitative intensification, the quality of something shifts into its opposite. So sleeping too much makes you sleepy, just as too much relaxation makes you tense.

Everything can be symbolically turned.

Hence there is reversal in narrative, dialectic in philosophy, chiasmus in rhetoric, converse in logic, and disorientation in experience.

One way.

Ordinary  extraordinary  hyper-ordinary.