The first is the idea of a peak, a summit: God, in this visible man made of flesh and a soul and in whom He has hypostasized
Himself, furnishes the world with His end.
Plato so develops this conviction that by his later dialogues reality is defined by the megista gene, which are a catalogue of supreme opposites, logical categories hypostasized
in Plato's metaphysical world.
As a result, we grew up hearing endless, ruinous praise for our hypostasized
wisdom and virtue.
But while the MSABh and the MSAVBh understood the didactic function of the pudgala as being strictly descriptive--pointing to existing psychological facts in a metaphorical and hypostasized
way--Candrakirti interprets it in terms of proselytic and catechetic expediency.
Instead, narratology has survived and flourished in the last two decades by de-essentialising hypostasized
theoretical categories of structuralism and reconstituting them as a product of reception.
This dissemination, hypostasized
in narrative form, eventually affects individual creativity, or, at a larger scale, grand narratives attempt to impose their authority on what is called "petit recits," "little narratives.
Perfection, within the context of Godwin's empiricism, falls within the definition of a fiction hypostasized
as institution, since it would mean "an end to our improvement" (PJ 1798, 1:93).
And the danger of the narrativist position is that it pulls us so far in the direction of seeking a narrative structure in our lives that we run the risk of misrepresenting what happens during their course: of thinking ourselves to be authors of our lived narratives and thus failing to comprehend in an appropriate manner all those aspects of our lives that lie beyond our control; of trying too hard to make sense of random tragedies in order to find an unattainable narrative closure and thus blocking off emotional closure; of seeing ourselves and others as having hypostasized
characters as if we were playing a role in a fictional narrative genre.
A single Crusade cannot be hypostasized
into the whole, and the whole cannot be fully expressed and reproduced by any particular Crusade.
No less striking is Musallam's tacit suggestion that the very real historical and geopolitical mappings of Algeria allow for more imaginative and productive (re)configurations of the relations between the "Orient" and the "Occident," capable of transforming narratives of violent divides and schisms, exile, and deracination into creative, if fragile, forms of suture that avoid the traps of hypostasized
culture, or hyperculturalization.
PED 337; Gethin 519), though with an important caveat: this order is not a law outside or different from phenomena; dhamma should not be hypostasized
as a cause or origin for things (Rahula 188).
This approach allows him to overcome the growing schism in the historiography between a hypostasized
'national' narrative based on a limited set of leading figures/major events and empirically rich, but often disconnected, local histories.