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tr.v. sub·lat·ed, sub·lat·ing, sub·lates Logic
To negate, deny, or contradict.

[From Latin sublātus, past participle of tollere, to take away : sub-, sub- + lātus, taken; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

sub·la′tion (-lā′shən) n.
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vb (tr)
formal to deny
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Byrne, "Consciousness: Levels, Sublations, and the Subject as Subject," METHOD: Journal of Lonergan Studies 13 (1995) 131-50.
(93) But to appeal to the sublation of the levels of consciousness does not infer that any one of the patterns is taken up and absorbed by the other.
LeWitt, in somewhat art-world permanent-revolution spirit, leaps from his Constructivist phase directly into Conceptualism, bypassing Minimalisms unacknowledged sublations of his early 60s gestures.
Her overall themes are sublations in tragedy and comedy, ethical life and the history plays, and the romance plays and absolute knowing.
Although the direct connection between the Aufhebung of the slave and Absolute Knowing is perhaps disingenuous (for the Phenomenology of Spirit does not end with the Slave, not all of its transitions and sublations can be explained in an identical manner, and drawing such a connection to Absolute Knowing risks neglecting what lies between), what is clear, for our purposes, is that for Derrida and Bataille the logic of exchange that inflects all of Hegel's dialectical philosophy is first revealed in the figure of the slave.
Furthermore, Derrida and Bataille take the master to be a mere moment on the way to slavish sublation. So, instead, Derrida invokes Bataille's concept of sovereignty, a concept in many respects synonymous with mastery but, because of this equivocalness, one not able to be directly addressed ('taken seriously') and inscribed into philosophy as the master had been.
Only a philosophical history of philosophy can capture the inwardizing or recollective dimension of spirit's external development, namely by reconstructing the successive sublations of philosophic principles in the history of the systems.
Self-consciousness is a concept that the understanding cannot analyze because it involves the sublation, and thus the inclusion, of a contradiction.
Byrne, "Consciousness: Levels, Sublations, and the Subject as Subject," Method." Journal of Lonergan Studies 13 (1995) 131-50, and Philip McShane's two schematic images, "Appendix A," in Bernard J.
Lonergan used the term "sublation" to refer to the relationship of successive to prior operations of conscious intentionality; in his sense the term means enrichment and expansion without negation.
Next he demystifies Hegel's idiosyncratic use of terms such as "concept" (not exclusively mental), "sublation," "absolute" (its focal meaning has much to do with "absolved," becoming disencumbered of such things as the quantitative infinite), "truth," "necessity" (best appreciated along the lines of a retrospective insight into the logical flow of a narrative or personal life story), "spirit," and "eternity" (a logical succession of events culminating in synchronicity, in an overarching "now").