A note of disgust is evident in Franz Schonauer's 1961 claim that the inner exiles fostered political apathy even in their veiled critiques of Nazi crimes and in their advocacy of "interior" forms of resistance: "The literature of the so-called inner emigration was a flight, a flight not just from triviality and barbarism, but also a flight into the beautiful, the noble, and the eternal." (27) Reinhold Grimm ended his influential 1972 essay on inner emigration by regretting the German tendency "to hypostatize
inwardness." If "inner emigration" had once seemed a particularly German "form of life," he prays that it might never do so again.
Instead, Brassier proposes that science is an endless teleology forever indexing the gap between our concepts and reality without any concepts ever fully capturing it: 'it's a mistake to hypostatize
the entities and processes invoked by current science as though they were immutable metaphysical realities.
Elsewhere, he appears to observe and hypostatize
found absurdities so as to render them visible for the mainstream media's empathy machine--all for the better, as the world hardly seems to need any new craziness right now.
Such ethnography is valuable, of course, but the framework nevertheless serves to hypostatize
the restricted set of muay styles that now constitute Muay Boran and thereby to entrench the 1909 match as indisputable evidence of the primacy of those purported styles.
But the circular frame of the methodology--moving between theology as a reflective praxis and theology as liberating pastoral action--introduces ambiguities in interpretations of poverty that beget two problems: (1) reflection that tends to hypostatize
and reify the category of "the poor" into a meaningless cipher, often invoked to suit ulterior theological agendas; and (2) distortion of the category of "the poor" into an idolatrous figure that loses sight of the divine power sustaining life in the face of desperate poverty.
The borderline between a fragmented present and its dematerialized virtual-reality counterpart is quasi-non-existent, as any attempt to rationally hypostatize
either of them is futile.
Instead of answering this, they instead call on realism to hypostatize
itself still further, asking for 'a clear formulation of what realism is and is not'.
The assumption not only represents an implied interpersonal comparison of "utility," but also exemplifies what Mises refers to as "hypostatization." He notes: "The worst enemy of clear thinking is the propensity to hypostatize
, i.e., to ascribe substance or real existence to mental constructs or concepts....
Not to be confused with Charles Darwin's later notion of "one common ancestor," Goethe's Urpflanze does not hypostatize
a primal organism by drawing an abstract inference on the basis of intermediate forms extracted from the geological record.
The most serious obstacle to a proper understanding of the experience [de la trascendencia, nda], as I have intimated, is the penchant to hypostatize
. The object in the world of sense perception has become so forcefully the model of "things" that it intrudes itself inadvertently into the understanding of experiences that are not concerned with objects but with the mystery of reality ...
Thus, instead of discouraging any attempt at reducing an aesthetic artifact (such as a mosque) to one of its features (such as a minaret) which pushes the association chain all the way to the collective identity (Muslim) that such an artifact is supposed to hypostatize
, they have instead endorsed it.
Nor can content form or coalesce within the modern universal, for to come to the universal from within is never to encompass or be able to hypostatize