The tendencies towards conceptual generalization and conceptual singularization
are logical or transcendental, and happen "regardless of which part of the invariably perceptual and individual real world in which we live is under consideration." (32) Rickert goes so far as to claim that for natural science there can be no essential distinction between Goethe and a piece of sulfur, since the distinction here is a transcendental one, not involved with the being of objects but rather with our mode of cognizing them:
But Guattari hypothesizes also that subjectivity oscillates between two extremes: "a relation of alienation and oppression, whereby the individual submits to a received subjectivity, and a relation of expression and creation, whereby the individual re-appropriates the components of subjectivity, producing a process of singularization
(Arendt) or Ethical Subjectivation (Foucault): Two Ways of Interrupting the Government of Life
The first step is the efficient singularization
of the cells, which depends largely on the characteristics of the sample.
I quote at length not only 1) to point to the unprecedented-revolutionary in the radical sense of the word--nature of the historical occasion--the interregnum--to which said is referring; but also 2) to underscore that which in his account of the "end of empire" has been tellingly missing in the official and mediatic analyses of the origin and nature of the present Arab revolution-the singularity of the postcolonial condition that renders the categories-the frame-provided by the Western discursive regime utterly inadequate, indeed, a violence against, its reality; and, beyond that, 3) the possibilities concerning the coming polis enabled by this de-centering and singularization
of the global human condition:
Since autobiography is about self-life therefore, it not only captures the spirit of an age but the writer also makes an effort to establish her/his autonomy through singularization
of her/his experiences.
Ultimately, her 'singularization
' questions the current policies on national 'heritage' that have been raised during the past decades by the cultural international agency that awarded her.
Yet, there is no possibility of coincidence--in the sense of a total or perfect overlap--between the law-text's singularity and the singularization
of it being performed by the comparativist as he has the text turning within itself to reveal its traces (just like a glove, which doubles back on itself to show its other side), a process which Derrida often refers to as "invagination," a term he appears to have borrowed from embryology.
The living in act, in its singularity, or rather in its incessant singularization
("singularity" in fact names an event and never a singular "thing"), is reduced to a partial realization, owing its development to the circumstances, to the genome.
Bjork is adept at engaging diverse elements that produce a unity based not on some kind of integration but, rather, a form of singularization
that maintains compositional elements.
To begin, historian Michel-Rolph Trouillot, writing about the Columbus quincentenary in the United States in 1992, argues that the making of a 'public face' through commemoration necessarily depends on the singularization
of a specific historical moment; in Champlain's case, the founding of Quebec City on July 3, 1608.
But though this misplaced economic opportunity is imposed through precarious circumstances in which aragi circulates, it becomes an example of what Kopytoff calls "commodity singularization
," meaning that excessive commoditization is seen as essentially anti-cultural and that it necessarily takes on limits in the sense that "commoditization homogenizes value, while the essence of culture is discrimination." (17) The discrimination that informs the social composition of the andaya is the result of, and operational in, a process of singularization
wherein aragi is a restricted commodity, confined to a very narrow sphere of exchange.
Haecceity thus works in the opposite direction to aggregates: "It is a haecceity no longer of individuation but of singularization
; a life of pure immanence, neutral, beyond good and evil, for it was only the subject that incarnated it in the midst of things that made it good or bad.
The subjectivation, singularization
and socialization of living labour is thus the aim of a movement that seeks to force the separation from capitalist command.
Machado's peremptory start to his poem certainly justifies John Sturrock's definition of autobiography as "an authoritarian mode of writing"; and the latter's provocative suggestions that "autobiography may only be the acceptable face of megalomania," that "it is the story of a singularization
," are as relevant to "Poema de un dia" as to the prose works he studies, for example, St Augustine's Confessions, or St Teresa's Life (Sturrock 15, 13, 14).