It’s About Time

  • Michael E. Sawyer


This chapter is principally concerned with how the abstract body takes on typologies of internal and external temporality that establish the subject as variously Elemental, Abject, or Exalted. An essential intervention here is to reframe canonical Hegelian dialectics as a relationship between three actors; the Abject and Exalted that stand in as analogous to Hegel’s Slave and Master but are mediated by the presence of a third subject, the Elemental. In addition to Hegel, a close reading of Derrida’s Beast and Sovereign is an essential component of this section.


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  • Michael E. Sawyer
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  1. 1.Colorado CollegeColorado SpringsUSA

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