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The text is thus a gas. (Glas, 69-70) The motivation for this discussion, of course, is that Hegel explicitly condemns odor (and taste) as useless for artistic pleasure, given that esthetic contemplation requires objectivity, without reference to desire or will, whereas "things present themselves to smell only to the degree in which they are constituted themselves by a process, in which they dissolve into the air with practical effects" (Marges, 109). The larger issue, relevant to the entire tradition of Western thought, concerns the consequences of the rigid separatIOn of the intelligible from the sensible.

The tongue, of course, plays a major role in two bodily functions-speaking and eating. According to one theory, in fact, language developed from the sounds made during the chewing of food. 20 A logical place to begin the deconstruction of the logocentric privilege of speech is to take note of the other function performed by the same organs that make speech possible-to explore the surplus of operations excluded from the philosopheme. The dividing membrane which is called the soft palate, fixed by its upper edge to the border of the roof, floats freely, at its lower end, above the base of the tongue.

Respiration, sight)" (Laplanche, and Pontalis, 288). Moreover, in support of a methodology attempting to theorize (epithymize) repulsion, this stage includes an "oral-sadistic" phase concurrent with teething in which the activity of biting and devouring implies a destruction of the object; "as a corollary of this we find the presence of the phantasy of being eaten or destroyed by the mother" (288). Psychoanalysis defines the element of phantasy life that is involved in personality formation in terms of the functioning of the erotogenic zones (including especially those sensory organs excluded from the philosophemes).

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