Affirmation and negation

Some thoughts about the possible ways of affirming or negating something in the world led to the following formal structure.


1. Affirmation as associating yourself, taking the path, making the choice

2. Affirmation by copying what you affirm, assuming its form

3. Affirmation by appropriating something in a sophisticated way, making it your own


1. Negation by not taking the path, making a different choice, looking away, denying attention

2. Negation by assuming the exact opposite shape of the object, trying to become its inversion. This is in fact a slavish crypto-affirmation.

3. Negation through a cunning, sophisticated attack on the object, in which one  doesn’t assume its form.

Are there other forms?

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