We can view this as a map of totalizations
of cosimplicial spaces:
It is, however, a critical metaphysics, and the result of criticism is the distinction between the constitutive sense of the ideas which the critique shows to be illegitimate totalizations
exceeding the bounds of sense, and the critical regulative sense of those metaphysical ideas as heuristic principles, goals that guide the inquiry.
The essence of that ethos, which Pynchon helped shape, was the repudiation of modernity's unconditional faith in the inevitability of human betterment through scientific, technological, moral, and cultural advancement, the rejection of modernity's penchant for sweeping totalizations
, particularly about right versus wrong and good versus evil, the refutation of modernity's scrupulous separation of fact from fiction, and its disavowal of modernity's cultural elitism.
Today, however, it is difficult not to be ambivalent about grand narratives of this sort: On the one hand, now perhaps more than ever, we need to come to terms with the ever-retooled systems that structure our lives; on the other, paradoxically, such totalizations
leave too much out.
2) For a slightly different version of this refrain, we could see also the de Manian wing of American deconstruction, for whom the "materiality of the signifier" is the link between deconstruction and ideology critique par excellence: all ideological totalizations
of the signified are based on the material negotiations of the signifier, and hence are from the beginning all such ideological concepts subject to slippage, undecidability, future renegotiation.
must, then, always fall short since this "expectation, decisions made in uncertainty, weighing things, choices, which are the characteristics of the human condition, cannot be integrated into any synthesis because they are precisely what is eliminated from any synthesis.
Displays include totalizations
, setpoint recipe, stored recipe, and alarm signals.
Letter 11 is overworked to convert Pascalian language into a whirligig of tropes, metaphoric totalizations
, and metonymic juxtapositions.
Each multiple meter run instrument performs totalizations
of all meter run flows, which is important in real-time monitoring of customer gas volumes.
Like Adorno, de Man remained deeply suspicious of false totalizations
, and never more so than when they appeared in the guise of historical narratives.
The fact that the homotopy totalizations
It was not drowning in the totalizations
of the spectacle, but neither would it declare itself master of the social world.