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  • My favorite "germanophilosophologism" that I can recall is "aufhebung" English: sublation, the term referring to the moment when the thesis and antithesis are brought together and lifted up into the synthesis while simultaneously retained in "self-preserving sameness".

    Ian Anderson and The Zeitgeist Follies 2005

  • But, for Hegel, each stage of advance is propelled by great individuals, "world-historical" men, who embody the attributes of the Absolute more than others, and act as significant agents of the next aufhebung, the lifting up of the Man-God or "world-soul's" next great advance into 2009

  • The signified and signifier meet again, not through a reduction of the difference, but by a meeting of the two aspects in a properly material plain -- abstraction is conquered (aufhebung alert!) (((

    Warren Ellis 2009


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  • "The German word Aufhebung literally means "out/up-lifting". The verb form Aufheben is often translated as "to sublate".

    In Hegel, the term Aufhebung has the apparently contradictory implications of both preserving and changing (the German verb aufheben means both "to cancel" and "to keep")."

    July 26, 2009

  • Rumours persist of a small tribe of sublate living on a remote volcano peak in the southern Phillippines, but most analysts have ticked the 'extinct' box.

    July 26, 2009