While mathematics allows access to an essence (the root of "entity"), the eidolon is as a meta-essence of sorts, combining both the temporary fixity of an arithmetical equation as well as the metaphysical unfixity
of Whitman's not-yet- and no-longer-physical.
Laclau and Mouffe maintain that the unfixity
of the social space is a key component of the articulation of hegemonic practices.
After under-stage music subsequently symbolizes the departure of his guiding spirit Hercules, he perceives an unfixity
in the air that reflects Iris own dissolving identity:
See Clark, supra note 32, at 476 ("By requiring a writing between the parties to a transaction, unfixity
In addition to choice and altruism as two clear and present discourses that mask reproductive injustice, undoubtedly at stake within the narrative of gestational surrogacy is the relative unfixity
of motherhood, family, and kin.
It then becomes apparent that the dialectical model epitomized by the sonata form, with its constant gravitational pull toward a tonal nucleus, cannot adequately represent a reality both characterized and shaped by unfixity
Rosalind's epilogue certainly presents a concluding gesture towards the unfixity
For Laclau, the floating signifier is the signifier which 'results from the unfixity
introduced by a plurality of discourses' (Laclau, 2000: 305).
has become the condition of every social identity.
Joseph Pugliese theoretically maps this unfixity
of bodily (non)belonging in terms of a "modality of the quasi-prior".
In this discursive frame (best evidenced in texts by Lisa Tickner and Jon Bird), her oeuvre is aligned with the subversion of classicism, Logos, and the symbolic order, and linked to the (privileged) terms of plurality, unfixity
, carnival--that is, the Dionysian.
As a collective enterprise the city rotates in permanent unfixity
in its relationship with the individual observer.