In dressing, she moved about in a mental cloud of many-coloured idealities
, which eclipsed all sinister contingencies by its brightness.
Bounderby received no offence from these idealities
. They followed the girl up some steep corner-stairs without meeting any one, and stopped in the dark while she went on for a candle.
The ambiguity in Derrida's though will be established (also in part II) through considering three ways that the omnitemporality of idealities
could be reconciled with their non-existence prior to their first intuiting.
and abstractions of science, or Galilean science, perform, or try to perform, the elimination of life.
([section]9) In the former, nature is seen though the lens of formalization and 'numerical magnitudes', its 'meaning' lying in 'idealities
; in the latter, intuitive grasp, Gewohnheit (habit) and familiarity determine our 'nonessential typifications'.
Yet the modern body appears curiously disconnected from the inner self, raising continuing questions about its meaning in relation to both characters' idealities
and, Zak suggests, Wharton's sense of modernity.
As an image of originary making in the novel, however, and of the making of something ideal, Lodore's education of Ethel can instead be seen to initiate a pattern of disjunctions between idealities
and their way of coming into being, to draw attention to the messy details by which ideals come about.
His experience, meanwhile, shows why it is not desirable: true idealities
are viselike idees fixe.
In fact, either "by excess [for example, saturated phenomenon] or by default [death, mathematical idealities
, the cogito] givenness must in many cases renounce appearing--be restricted to abandon" (p.