objectlessness

objectlessness

(ˈɒbdʒɪktləsnəs)
n
the condition of having no objective or goalthe condition of having no specific object as a goal or aim
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It is without object, because it concerns the objectlessness of the word as concept, which aims for knowledge of truth--in judgment.
Natalie, standing on the threshold after her final recognition, not yet a writer, represents the objectlessness of a feminine jouissance which, Jackson seems to recognize, is difficult to represent as anything other than unrealized.
It is the shadow reality of the objectlessness of Bildung, much like television, the press, special interest groups and political parties, parliaments, high commissions, armies, and stock exchanges.
This cast of mind is one of the fundamental attributes of the sublime for Kant, and forms the cornerstone for his argument on the objectlessness of it: "But since this fundamental measure is a self-contradictory concept .
The experience of objectlessness as the supreme sensation in art is not always there.
Finally, in The Unnamable, the insistent violation of this state of objectlessness is experienced as an intense and visceral disgust, which seeks to expel the object and thereby return to the aesthetic of hunger.
It is like a big picnic without the objectlessness of a picnic.
This imagery of the intrusion into the nineteenth-century interior of external objectlessness sets the stage for a reading of the evolution of split dwelling and split subjectivity in early twentieth-century modernism.
Sue Grand (2000) understands evil as the "perverse hungering for [unhealthy early object-relations) as a reprieve from the objectlessness of annihilation (Fairbairn, 1952a, b; Guntrip 1971).
research, until even the object disappears into the objectlessness of
According to Guntrip (1969, 1971), severe disappointments or trauma force a piece of the ego into objectlessness.
This objectlessness, the complete absence of referential content, almost prevents it from being rendered in language.