Axiom 4: The sacrificial consciousness can't apperceive
death due to its ontic connection to the latter.
"Simple political wars snuff out with ease the most dynamic inchoate renaissances." Editorship is compared to the art of the conductor, a figure who can, through "fugal repetition" and "subtle variations," draw the public toward an understanding of" new aspects of the theme." Obviously, historical consciousness is a prominent faculty behind a "dynamic editorial stance." "Our re-examination of what BLAST attempted to initiate at the beginning of the century may help us apperceive
the intellectual-artistic climate in which we live now." Though Morrow is anything but a conservative editor, he still stresses "apperception." In fact one of the essential clues to Conjunctions' importance is how it has managed to be at once innovative and highly articulate of its relation to the traditions.
Some of "Prologue: An Interim" is overtly political as perception takes the poet in that direction, and the sum of the poem is certainly political as it strives toward a language that can still remain viable even as it is used to manipulate understanding, but it is also personally political as it temporarily allows the poet to view, to apperceive
, the inscape of the postmodern situation at one point in 1968.
By eclipsing the normal visual field on both left and right, the picture frame forces the spectator to apperceive
a co-extensive spatial world spreading out in the horizontal dimension (see Fig.
it in its spectacularized form, however--as reproducible image, as information--is to enter into a collective experience: one nation, under a cathode ray.
Abandoning the pretense to capture the perfect portrait of Delie, whether in his thought, his heart, his soul, or his memory--to apperceive
her--the poet loses entirely on the score of expression or depiction--he deceives, estranges, and disappoints himself--but he gains pleasure: "Si plaisamment ainsi ie me decoy"; "pour le bien ia receu"; "Pour non m'oster du plaisir, ou ie suis" (emphasis added).
In any perception of an object within the world I am always at the same time conscious (I apperceive
) that it is I who am perceiving it.
This may all be a very far cry from the outright conventionalism of the Philosophical Investigations, but already, in the Tractatus, we can see Wittgenstein beginning to discard his own positivistic ladder and move towards four radically opposed ideas: (1) reality may be fluid and have non-material dimensions; (2) language may be a perspectival construct whose structures are not homologous with those informing reality; (3) there is no a priori structure in the human mind or the external world; (4) there may be a faculty in human nature which allows us to apperceive
things that we cannot depict in terms of linear logic.