One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Assimilate (a smaller entity) into a larger one.‘fragmented aspects of the self the subject is unable to sublate’
- ‘In short, capital is the subject of production, producing above all itself, while labour is negatively posited as its sublated foundation.’
- ‘For if Geras was not to sublate the realm of the social entirely to nature, he had to leave room for a nominally separate society which was underpinned by both external and human nature.’
- ‘In Middle Passage slavery can be thought of as an ontic wound, and all moral judgment is sublated because of a general deconstruction of values in the face of the universal condition of man.’
- ‘It affirmed what Stanley calls ‘the ontology of objective nature’ at the expense of a worldview sublating nature to Spirit.’
- ‘The overt sexual content has not been sublated by form or symbolism.’
Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘to remove, take away’): from Latin sublat- ‘taken away’, from sub- ‘from below’ + lat- (from the stem of tollere ‘take away’).
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