By Roy Wagner
An Anthropology of the topic rounds out the theoretical-philosophical cosmos of 1 of the 20 th century's so much intellectually adventurous anthropologists. Roy Wagner, having became "culture" and "symbols" within out (in the discovery of tradition and logos That Stand for Themselves, respectively), now does a similar for the "subject" and subjectivity. In learning the human topic and how human tradition mirrors itself, Wagner has redefined holography as "the specific equivalence, or entire id, of half and entire in any human contingency."
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I might, for example, state a metaphor of which I assume you will know the meaning, regardless of whether I may know it or not, and you respond with another assuming perhaps that I really knew what I said, without either of us necessarily getting the point of any of them. We could, indeed, exchange tropes in this way all day without either of us being responsible for the meaningful content of any of them, or content ourselves with a mild curiosity as to what the meanings might be like if anyone took the trouble to work them out.
It is not metaphoric, metonymic, syntagmatic, or paradigmatic, and if its very significance or usefulness elides particularities of that sort, it is not the trope or figure we imagine it to be. It is the true image of a false relation to itself, like Lord Indra, sustained as the wheel is, or the lightning bolt, in a “just now” transit to its point of origination—in and as its pragmatic afterlife. In this consideration we are dealing with the shape and purpose of the net, the deceptiveness of imposing measurements and separations (intervals) as “space” or “time,” or as our means of knowing and thinking them, and then living their configurations in terms of those measurements.
Does will make the difference between them, or does memory? ” One does not metaphorize the divisions of time but that one divides the metaphor itself, and against itself. The “negative” of metaphor is the virtual opposite of what symbolic construction or interpretation would have to mean; it is the negative capability of cognition’s imitation of experience. The use of thought’s or language’s limitation in things to tell about itself instead, say what it cannot mean by referencing the imagery of saying backward, is antithetical as well to what is called “deconstruction” in that it begins with an episteme, like that of a pun, that is already deconstructed.
An Anthropology of the Subject: Holographic Worldview in New Guinea and Its Meaning and Significance for the World of Anthropology by Roy Wagner