f]or there is an "outside" to what is constructed by discourse, but this is not an absolute "outside," an ontological thereness
that exceeds or counters the boundaries of discourse; as a constitutive "outside," it is that which can only be though-when it can-in relation to that discourse, at and as its most tenuous borders.
Everywhere in the world there's what the painter Frank Auerbach says is 'the recalcitrant, inescapable thereness
of everyday objects' so anywhere in the world can be fascinating.
As Peter Brooks has noted, the description of things like fruit, furniture, and decorative objects--the stuff of still-life painting--is "sometimes maddeningly" typical of the novel, where it serves as a reality effect meant "to give a sense of the thereness
of the physical world, as in a still-life painting" (16).
As was just mentioned, Heidegger envisions the leap as a mental act that carries us away from ourselves into the thereness
7), he reflects on "the irrefutable thereness
of the body," as "legible text" and "knowable sign-system," a "faith" he argues that was "widely shared by philosophy, medicine, criminology, the new psychology" (p.
as the blank page flickers between the status of a bare thereness
and that of a sign of some sort.
But what makes this animal truly fascinating is that he's both more and less than this: In his vast, multitude-containing bulkiness, his ponderous, wrinkled, smeared, dust-covered, sheer, dumb thereness
, he remains inscrutable, unreadable.
I have to recognise (despite play of wry and mocking smile on lips) that I find his thereness
It turns out that the alluring American thereness
is likely not fixed but sliding, effecting ambiguous surfaces of no-man's land.
my existence in the world, including my need to imagine this as personal, active and giving, is "of God"; my search for an identity is something rooted in God's freedom, which grounds the sheer thereness
of the shared world I stand in.
It is a repeated failure of the imagination which traps them in their never-ending "thereness
" in the "undifferentiated external world at the bottom of the imaginative ladder, where the sense of thereness
is overpowering and the imagination is simply its negation" (Frye, "Stevens" 288).
The illusion is of the ethnic voice's accessability, its sincere public thereness