Absolute is the most interpretive translation, parfait remains closest, but lacks the acceptation
The "turn to history" may be seeking to provide a description of what is our current critical praxis or its horizon of expectations, but the second acceptation
of the expression reveals that very praxis to be a historically contingent affair.
The section on Plato ("The Architectonic as Arche") contains meditations on the general notion of "beginning," of genesis in pre-Socratic thought, of arche in the Timaeus, and finally on chora in its various acceptations
as receptacle, medium, and space.
A visit to the baing might indeed polish your salade, your helmet (English sallet)--but only if salade is understood in one of its common metaphorical acceptations
, as meaning the penis.
Pasta salads and fresh pasta appeared to be an exciting new development but he reports that local acceptations
. But salad sales indicate that Dierbergs shoppers are finding plenty in the varied assortment that satisfies them: The Creve Coeur store sells an average of over 300 gallons of salads a week.
They challenge the traditional acceptations
, which for him have become sterile and are no longer thought provoking.