verb[with object] Philosophy
- Assimilate (a smaller entity) into a larger one: fragmented aspects of the self the subject is unable to sublateMore example sentences
- In Middle Passage slavery can be thought of as an ontic wound, and all moral judgment is sublated because of a general deconstruction of values in the face of the universal condition of man.
- It affirmed what Stanley calls ‘the ontology of objective nature’ at the expense of a worldview sublating nature to Spirit.
- The overt sexual content has not been sublated by form or symbolism.
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- Bloechl's criticism focuses upon the Hegelian sublation he finds in Gibbs' effort to reconcile the dialectical opposition between philosophy and Judaism.
- Bourdieu's analysis is the sublation of Flaubert's novel: what it keeps is the book's true hidden nature, and all that it sloughs off is chaff.
- What is strikingly interesting and appropriate is that Marx's surpassing of Hegel on this matter is a simultaneous retention and is, therefore, a true sublation.
mid 19th century (earlier (mid 16th century) as sublation): from Latin sublat- 'taken away', from sub- 'from below' + lat- (from the stem of tollere 'take away').
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