Agamben's zone of indeterminacy, to which the various determinacies in his curio cabinet are traced back, remains behind precisely as such a transcendental determiner, and it must always remain the determinacy of indeterminacy that it is in order to function as the ever-present possibility of suspension which, Agamben hopes, can disenable the violent machines it otherwise makes possible.
In this respect it can be aligned with process ontology as opposed to the kind of thinking that, in a quasi-transcendental deduction, steps back from given determinacies to a zone or space assumed to function as a condition of possibility or horizon of meaning.
Rather than implying further development into new determinacies, these "dialectical tensions" are themselves always already "cut by internal caesurae" which merely repeat the same tension again and thereby perpetuate the self-same determinacy, viz.
The repeated gesture throughout that work is to bring us back to a hidden ground of indeterminacy that functions as a suspension of certain other determinacies said to be based upon it even if only through its denial, (29) whether with respect to human uniqueness in The Open or to juridical order in his State of Exception.
But although there is no hierarchical difference present between mediating and mediated determinacies (e.
The sphere of the concept in general that is, the sphere of self-mediation-emerges out of the collapse of essentialist determinacies that cannot bring together what mediates with what is mediated.
Because of the tacitly assumed mechanistic determinacies that surreptitiously guide Mayr's entire account, it is not actually an account of teleology at all but rather a reduction of teleology to mechanism dressed up as a theory of teleology.
To put it another way, mechanism is an ontological determinacy whose self-contradictory nature implies further determinacies beyond those that can be characterized as merely mechanical.
Initially it shows itself merely as the bare right to be free, but Hegel will then attempt to show that this entails further determinacies such as property, morality, ethical life and, at the macro-level, civil society and the political order of the state.
An estimation of Hegel's success in deriving these further determinacies from the concept of freedom on an immanent basis, as well as of the value of his own articulation of these structures, is well beyond the scope of the present paper, and I do not presume that traveling thus far with Hegel necessarily commits us to the remainder of the journey.
Once again, however, Agamben's insistence upon transcendental thinking leads him to overlook the determinacies that might be developed immanently based on the implicit determinacy of a specifically juridical 'vacuum', an oversight evident in his own emphasis upon the noun rather than the adjective here--he writes 'juridical vacuum' rather than 'juridical vacuum'.
These too would be particular determinacies from which abstraction is made in order to think the 'I' as a sheer universal.
Instead of an interpretation of the determinacies of science, I now consider a philosophical interpretation of reason itself.
The determinacies of univocal intelligibility and its definite grasp of things give way to the indeterminacies of darker origins and to equivocities of being, ever elusive to complete grasping.
More positively, we find a claim to release a more fulfilling determining power beyond these human determinacies.