In particular, I want to examine and ultimately reject a view that appears to be gaining ground in Canada: the view that the Canadian constitution is characterized by something called "agonistic
. Thinking the World Politically is Chantal Mouffe's latest book.
On the other hand, agonistic
initiatives that discard consensus in favor of conflictive engagement with institutions of state rule can allow for pluralism and the acceptance of difference.
At the level of political and diplomatic institutions, the rejection of agonistic
politics may be connected (in addition to the general technocratic orientation of the insider community) to the fear that passionate controversy will degenerate into anarchy and unrest of the kind witnessed in the 1999 Seattle Ministerial Conference.
Kotarbinski merely contrasts "positive" and "negative cooperation." The former refers to shared goals (he gives the example of an orchestra), the latter to conflicting goals (he gives the example of a duel) For human interaction with contradicting objectives, he suggests the term "agonistic
," naming the chess player and philosopher Emanuel Lasker as the originator of this "theory of conflict" (Kotarbinski, 1970, p.
bidens can be differences in growth [18, 20, 28] and maybe clutch size  or to reproductive behaviour and agonistics
encounters in males .
by authoring judicial dissents that neutralized
Disparity, information, and consumption: hello to an agonistics
of the future.
Bound to inhabit a dislocated moment in time, the individual experiences the continuous agonistics
of having simultaneously found out about the limits of physical space and the ongoing desanctification of space and time.
In his afterword, by contrast, Jameson staunchly favors an evaluative approach to film and literature that would appear opposed to MacCabe's Bazinian thinking: He insists that "the novel and its film adaptation must not be of equal quality [because] a great film can be made from a mediocre novel [and] most great novels only yield second-rate movie versions." There is room for sharp disagreement here, between an introduction that sees Jameson's agonistics
as just one "part of a dialectic that has also to include the realities of intermedial cooperation," and an afterword that views each work as an allegory of the conflict between film and literature, in "their never-ending and unresolvable struggles for primacy."
It also helps us to see, finally, what might be meant by that seeming oxymoron in my title: a "vernacular metaphysics" Elaborated and deep as Coleridge's thought was already becoming, it is bonded absolutely and inwardly to a low-register agonistics
such as that of the Mariner; if it is a work of the "head," it is none the less attached to a human "heart" such as the newly redirected heart acquired by the Mariner thanks to his ordeal.
The dual inheritance accounts for the mixed theoretical approach in chapter one on the "Agonistics
of the Self." The Qur'an as well as Levi-Strauss account for the notion of "bricolage": Ghazali acted through different interpretations, concurrently, concomitantly, without seeking a "higher synthesis." Moosa quotes Ibn Rushd's famous quip that Ghazali was an Ash'ari with theologians, a mystic with Sufis, and a philosopher with philosophers (p.