n.1.A philosophical proposition, doctrine, or principle of reasoning.
This, the most venerable, and perhaps the most ancient, of Grecian myths, is a philosopheme.
- Coleridge.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In his own time, Adorno recognized the epitome of identity thinking in the way that the Nazis judged their victims as valueless and killed them: "Auschwitz confirmed the philosopheme of pure identity as death." To combat this positivist identity thinking after the war, Adorno promoted non-identity thinking through his negative dialectics.
Bacon's poem is an urgent exhortation to conservation, concluding with a key philosopheme: "je sais que c'est dans l'impossible/que je trouverai le possible." (I know that it's in the impossible/that I will find the possible.) And Maria Campbell's evocation of the continual displacement of Metis people from historic communities highlights the continuity of primitive accumulation with the gentrification of the city.
First, following Derrida (2002: 338), such structural instability may be the product of the success of the UNESCO philosopheme in exploiting its endemic propensity towards hybridity and consequently constantly exceeding and transforming its original GrecoRoman structure in new and unpredictable ways.
In 1923, he composed his longest theoretical piece on the performing arts, assembled out of his lectures for actors at the Kamerny, "A Philosopheme about the Theater." (17) In it he praises the performer's skill at changing "I's" before the eyes of a public, possible only because trained actors contain within themselves "all the varied and various aspects of a human being" (the title of one of his lectures: "Akter kak raznovidnost' cheloveka") (64).
What makes this thesis so provocative is that against the explicit goal of the first Critique--to ground scientific laws on the firm foundation of synthetic a priori judgments--the post-critical philosopheme that Kant helps to install in the form of the correlationist circle absolutely restricts the capacity of science to make any absolute claims whatsoever.
For an analysis of the Chunqiu annals as an historiographical realization of this "philosopheme" see Robert H.
El segundo texto en el que nos centraremos sera en Ueber Mythen, historische Sagen und Philosopheme der altesten Welt.
The attitude is by no means confined to the popular use of 'rhetoric' but is in fact a recurrent philosophical topos, a philosopheme that may well be constitutive of philosophical language itself.
As I've suggested, "translation" would appear then to anticipate a Derridean philosopheme that would come to have more importance in his work, namely Europe's "other heading." "German romanticism," like "Europe," is foreign to itself, and in that estrangement, which is not an accident xenophobically befalling an imagined culture but the tortuous condition out of which it emerges provisionally as an identifiable "culture" in the first place, dwells the hint of another "romanticism" and of an elsewhere in "German." This romanticism, we might say, is to come, because it involves, as Derrida says hopefully of Europe, "the poetic invention of an idiom whose singularity would not yield to any nationalist, not even a European nationalism" (Rogues 158).
The death of Man is possibly the most predominant twentieth-century philosopheme, and this issue is implicitly at stake in this film.