Fragment toward a somatic ontology 1

The idea of the somaticum and its ontological relation with the somatic compensation.

I wrote in the margin of the introduction to Adorno’s Hegel: Three Studies:

“the somatic compensation as fold in the somaticum is a positivity – a spontaneous material condensation to pattern – to stabilize a part for the whole; but its formation is a determinate negation of the whole.”

Shierry Weber Nicholsen in the introduction terms the ‘determinate negation’ of Marcuse and Adorno as “negation that emerges out of and is specific to what it negates, and that is part of its very essence. That is why negative thinking, or dialectical thinking, is both a method and not a method.”

My notion at the time seems still valid, and I like the image.

Because the somaticum is also Subject – what I term Corpus – it is an absolute negativity.

And when we work  with the somaticum we are oscillating between substance and process.

For instance, partials are reduced not to the actual – but as a positive moment in the virtual.

Their reduction creates the eventual appearance of the vectorial somatic compensation as a moment of actual positivity.

But even this positivity – or especially this positivity – is reducible as a determinate negation in the somatic continuum.  Meaning that the somatic compensation in rapkinesis is only expressed as a positivity so it may be reduced through a transomatic determinate negation to its global expression of life through this style of  somatical dynamization.  Somaticum is the medium for transduction of individual/individuation in the transomatic plane of dasein.

The rapkinetic transomatic induction creates polyvalent resonant complexity in the t/som fabric.  The induction of somatic partials crystallizes the positive vectorial compensation as an actual somatic moment (substantiality) so that it may be used as an axis of somatic transduction – which is done as a determinate negation of this positive moment of (transactual) compensation: an oscillatory virtual-actual subtraction.