abstract particularity of the ground and molten underground

the fixity of the natural material world is the ground of the fixity of the social world. For liberalism, fixed and knowable nature guarantees hierarchical order and grounds representation and truth.

– Dorothea Olkowski, Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation, Uni. of California Press, Los Angeles, 1999, p. 5

Since the law is the ground on which all things grow, there are no escape routes that lead into the earth.

– Dr. K. in study for a passion, II.ii.