Re: [xmca] LCA: Speaking of antinomies

From: Wolff-Michael Roth (
Date: Sat Jul 23 2005 - 21:12:22 PDT

Hi all,
thanks to Mike for bringing this quote to the list.

I wanted to add that in the act, we overcome all antinomies, all doubt,
all contractions. And interestingly, in the act, we also create
antinomies, contradictions. . . Because it is in the movement toward
the object that consciousness comes to face itself as an other, through
the other, only to return to itself.

And a final quote tonight, from Hegel

"Thus the action has a double significance not only because it is
directed against itself as well as against the other but also because
it is indivisibly the action of one as well as of the other." (1977, p.

This is the source of intersubjectivity, which is both produced in the
action, all the while it is presupposed by the action.



On 23-Jul-05, at 8:45 PM, Mike Cole wrote:

> With respect to antinomies, contradictions, and dialectics, the
> following came to mind thanks to Michael Roth.
> It is only in a social context that subjectivism and objectivism,
> spiritualism and materialism, activity and passivity cease
> to be antinomies, and thuse cease to exist as such antinomies. The
> resolution of the THEORETICAL contradictions is
> possible ONLY through practical means, only through the PRACTICAL
> energy of man. Marx, 1844, p. 162.
> (Courtesy of Anthony Wilden, System and Structure, p. 109.
> The quotation is at the end of an essay called "Montaigne on the
> paradoxes of individualism. Worth checking out if
> you have the time.
> mike
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