ENIGMA

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ENIGMA

Abbreviation for:
Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (see Project ENIGMA)
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Etymology: from aenigma (Latin), meaning "mystery," referring to the many unknown aspects of the natural history of this unusual Solenopsis.
Now they articulate only "fragmented transcendence," to use Adorno's terms--or, following Heidegger, a (hermeneutic) circle in which the self is revealed as a (finite) aenigma. Continuing the Augustinian trope, here the self's identity is less the articulation of of an immanence than its "expulsion." The result is then an experience and a figurative event (an Ereignis) that is less a unified "world projection" of being in its totality, the essence of perspectival construction, than, as Heidegger slowly came to more clearly see, a schema for the apropriation of what had always already withdrawn.
Rather than possessing a clear fixed meaning, the form of allegory known as aenigma is opaque, presenting ambivalent conclusions that may be read as politically orthodox or politically oppositional.
In her introduction Jowitt emphasizes "the branch of allegory known as aenigma" (6), explaining that the plays' meanings were shrouded in obscurity, split by ambiguity, or layered by allegory in order to conceal and protect the expression of oppositional political messages.