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For over a century, literary scholars have interpreted the sonnet ahistorically as the burlesque of Cavalcanti's stilnovistic poetics, and in particular, of his angelicization of the beloved.
Presumably this is the same Barabbas whose release from prison the Jews recently called for while condemning Yeshua, which just goes to show that God and ahistorically minded screenwriters work in mysterious ways.
Trump is making is to think ahistorically, that is, to think as though societies do not change dramatically over time.
These explanations focus ahistorically on general 'triggers' for piracy such as geography, weak law enforcement, maritime insecurity, economic dislocation, and cultural acceptability (Bueger, 2015).
Within the specific context of civil rights struggle, Ellison recognizes, in the forms of both literature and vernacular cultural practices of African Americans in the twentieth century, the revolutionary potential of autonomy that Marcuse, narrowly and ahistorically, associates with European high art.
separation of powers ahistorically and without regard to constitutional
But at worst, ahistorically conceived standards do, precisely because of their abstractness and poor fit, become a distraction.
That is to say, in a course otherwise structured chronologically, John Brown's Body was presented ahistorically, more as a text of the Civil War era than of the post-World War I era in which it was written.
What does it mean to reason ahistorically? John Adams, as I noted in my essay, held that "the same causes produce the same effects" among men.
Three come to mind as I think of Stuart Hall's flare-up: Cary Nelson acknowledges the apparent success of cultural studies in the United States but goes on to apologetically conclude that no recent cultural movement in the academy has been "taken up so shallowly, so opportunistically, so unreflectively, and so ahistorically" (1996: 274).
Such a problem again brings us close to "the animal." As Nietzsche tells us in "The Utility and Liability of History for Life," "the animal lives ahistorically, for it disappears entirely into the present, like a number that leaves no remainder" (Nietzsche 1995, 88).
Yet conditions of reception remain largely unaffected outside the academy, where the text is often approached ahistorically, with little awareness of the frameworks that define its context or the critical practices that inform its interpretation.
210-211n19), this does not have to mean that it conceives of the practices ahistorically or non-contingently.
To insist now, with blinkered nostalgia, on the value of judgment and individual subjectivity is to extend these terms ahistorically in a way that strikes me as untenable.
This notion of individual autonomy is not ahistorically given; rather, it was established and expanded through the social struggles that transformed the main determinant in our lives from "status to contract." (5) Guaranteeing this sphere of individual self-determination as a structural feature of liberal societies ("contract societies," as Weber called them, (6) or the "regime of contract" in Spencer's words (7)) is the public dimension of contract.
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