Even when Pepe manages to get into an attractive girl's bed, he ends up at the opposite side of a woman's objectivizing
And his name continues to lend clout to a certain immediacy of vision, set not to nostalgic ends but to a more coldly objectivizing
Luther's justification by grace through faith reorients the medieval hermeneutic away from an objectivizing
of justification-that medieval understanding that "the gospel and the sacraments are taken to confer justification by their sheer ritual performance, magically altering the condition of the sinner without any involvement on the sinners part."(25) In contrast, Luther's soteriological orientation becomes one inclusive of a lived faith.
In this way, mathematical-scientific statements appear as surrogates for objectivizing
effects--the opposite of Badiou's 'subjectiving effect' (23)--which destabilize and undermine the position of subjects qua subjects.
(1) technologies of production, which permit us to produce, transform, or manipulate things; (2) technologies of signs systems, which permit us to use signs, meanings, symbols, or signification; (3) technologies of power, which determine the conduct of individuals and submit them to certain ends or domination, an objectivizing
of the subject; (4) technologies of the self, which permit individuals to effect by their own means or with the help of others a certain number of operations on their own bodies and souls, thoughts, conduct and way of being, so as to transform themselves in order to attain a certain state of happiness, purity, wisdom, perfection, or immortality' (Foucault, 1988b, p.
The modern institutions of international law, trials for crimes against humanity and crimes of genocide have fulfilled and still fulfill a special function in the cultural process of trauma, objectivizing
the symbols of moral universals and creating axionormative models.
When Michele declares to Antonia, "Massimo didn't have other men or women in his life; he just had us" [Massimo non aveva ne altri ne altre; ha avuto solo noi], Antonia responds, "And how exactly do you know that?" ["E tu corne fai a saperlo?"] In Antonia's retort, "that" is beautifully ambiguous: grammatically masculine, it paradoxically can only be neuter because the knowing in question is factual, objectivizing
, appropriative knowledge, sapere.
The problematic of objectivizing
discourse is theologically the problem of idolatry and it may well be that all speech reifies its subject in some manner.
Thinking about the requirement of "double objectivation" (to objectivize the act of objectivation and the objectivizing
subject of Pierre Bourdieu (Bourdieu, Lamaison 1986: 112)), we should see two components in the historical text: the point of view of an author and the interpreted facts.