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    identifying blindspots

    "Postmodernism has come so much to take for granted universality that it can only apparently identify it by its blindspots."
    What does "identify sth by one's blindspots" mean?

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    Re: identifying blindspots

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    "Postmodernism has come so much to take for granted universality that it can only apparently identify it by its blindspots."


    What does "identify sth by one's blindspots" mean?
    I have no idea. Sorry.

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    Re: identifying blindspots

    I don't think it is abut
    "identifying sth by one's blindspots",
    but about
    "identifying sth by its blindspots".

    Now,
    blind spot: area in the retina of the eye which is not sensitive to light; area which is outside of one's field of vision
    I'd say, like exceptions to a rule, or weak points on a solid object/argument

    "Postmodernism has come so much to take for granted universality, - that -, it can only apparently identify universality by (realizing)/(looking at) those things in which universality is not present / not to be seen"

    Not a teacher, but that's what I understand.


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    Re: identifying blindspots

    And as you see here we have a vocabulary problem not a sociological or philosophical one and I think that I must pose my question here at this forum!

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    Re: identifying blindspots

    Quote Originally Posted by Kraken View Post
    blind spot: area in the retina of the eye which is not sensitive to light; area which is outside of one's field of vision.

    "Postmodernism has come so much to take for granted universality, - that -, it can only apparently identify universality by (realizing)/(looking at) those things in which universality is not present / not to be seen"

    Not a teacher, but that's what I understand.
    You got it! Good on you.


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    Re: identifying blindspots

    If so, what is the logical relation between main clause and subordinate clause?

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    Re: identifying blindspots

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    If so, what is the logical relation between main clause and subordinate clause?
    Please explain what you mean.


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    Re: identifying blindspots

    If someone be taken for granted , it's existence is so familiar for us that we tend to neglect it . I think that i this sense "take for granted " relates to "blindspots". right?


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    Re: identifying blindspots

    Postmodernism has come so much to take for granted universality, - that ===subordinate clause
    it can only apparently identify it by its blindspots===main clause
    It must be some relation in such a structure as " so much .... that...".

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    Re: identifying blindspots

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    Postmodernism has come so much to take for granted universality, - that ===subordinate clause
    it can only apparently identify it by its blindspots===main clause
    It must be some relation in such a structure as " so much .... that...".
    You've lost me, yet surprisingly enough have cleared my field of vision enough for me to have noticed this,
    Postmodernism has come so much to take for granted universality that it can only apparently identify it
    (it = universality) by its blindspots.
    I have no idea what the blindspots of universality are. Sorry.

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