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We perceive in the infinite judgment and its transcendental version a relationship to a fundamental position, an earlier thesis, the certitude of belief, whose neutrality will be exactly the opposite, or reverse, of the phenomenological critique. Representative Figure This radical modification or switching of the protodoxa into its "other" position comes up in the perceptive consciousness of the representative figure. We do not see the "engraved print" as a thing "aesthetically," all the while totally perceiving it in the position of being characteristic of the certitude of belief.

17 The Institution and Differentiation Henceforth my analysis of the neutral must take a new and fundamental step. With respect to the two parts of the whole that are both in conflict, the center occupies a position of potential reference. Through and because of its absent presence the conflict stops being a strict face-off and acquires the empty possibility of opening up. This position of potential reference is related to the contrary and reciprocal neutralizing elements in a state of tension: a real zero of opposition.

Transmitting knowledge, pursuing scientific research, shaping and educating future "managers" of society: all these functions of the University were challenged. Wasn't it but the vehicle and space for unfolding the dominant ideology- that is, the dominant class ideology? Was it institutionally linked to the most insidious forms of cultural exploitation? Despite the fact that the University was an instrument and product of modern industrial society, its "cultural" function had seemed to predominate until this point.

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