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the quality of being mediate

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The other dimension of mediacy concerns the different types of perspective, namely the distinction between voice and focalisation, between the agent to whom the language used, the verbal utterance, is ascribed ("who speaks?
The developments in both the novel and the short story at this juncture enable us to read aesthetically whilst being alert to the conditions of mass mediacy.
It is the purpose of this article to outline the relation, as Schleiermacher explains it, between immediacy and mediacy, between passivity and activity, between intuition and mediation.
Thus, it appears that the mediacy of the command (wish) is not the best criterion for making a distinction between the imperative and the optative.
As his father told his experiences to Art, in all their painful immediacy, Art tells his experiences of the storytelling sessions themselves-in all of their somewhat less painful mediacy.
The immediacy of animal existence becomes the mediacy of human consciousness.
To counter these developments Fox recommends: federal legislation to ban all forms of electronic and print advertising in schools; tax ads and use the money to subsidize the schools; establish an American Mediacy Project to develop media literacy; treat media issues as public health issues (e.
Mediacy is itself an aspect of the subject-object split that distinguishes the life of mobile animals from plants and the lower animals.
In a broader sense, narrativity is based on the mediacy or twofold nature of the communicative situation, which comprises not only a level of actants to whom those events occur, but also a speech position from which these events are reported.
In St Augustine God delegates his gifts in such a way that the very insufficiency of nature constrains it to return toward him; in St Thomas God delegates His gifts through the mediacy of a stable nature which contains in itself--divine subsistence being taken for granted--the sufficient reason of all its operations.
But if, in fact, the part cannot be truly and fully transformed without, on some level, transforming the whole as well, doesn't this require us to think about the problem not only in full awareness of its institutional mediacy but also in light of its own precise "relation to totality"?
Only with humans, and the interposition of an idea between subject and object, does mediacy become reflective: an explicit relation between a self-conscious subject and objects identified and classified as such.
7) Among the conditions of real-life experience there is the "natural" belief that we perceive reality in an unmediated (and, we love to assume, undistorted) way--that is, we bracket the actual mediacy of all perception.
Here there is little if any disagreement with Husserl, who is hardly concerned with immediacy and makes very similar points about the mediacy of empirical knowledge, albeit in a different way.
Her follow-up volume, Towards a "Natural" Narratology (1996), which won the Barbara and George Perkins Prize of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature (SSNL), proposes a new theoretical model that extends Stanzel's notion of mediacy to argue that all narrative is mediated by consciousness, that of a teller, an experiencer, and a viewer or a reflecting consciousness, and that these frames rely on cognitive bases by means of which humans perceive their world and act in it.