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contradictory

1. Logic (of a pair of statements) unable both to be true or both to be false under the same circumstances
2. Logic a statement that cannot be true when a given statement is true or false when it is false
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The alleged evolution in time and eventual contradictoriness of Leopardi's ideas on nature are the topics of a long-standing debate in Leopardian criticism.
What I find compelling about speculative and fantastic representations of those two enduring images of the cityscape is nothing like a solution to the problems of the contemporary global city, but they do suggest one way of expanding the framework in which we are able to conceptualize and represent those problems in something resembling their full complexity and their essential contradictoriness.
If this is the unnaturalists' alternative, Fludernik is justified in her criticism that they will have to resort to "postmodernist reading strategies of metafictionality, fantasy, contradictoriness, etc.
It is proposed method for checking the monitoring rules for contradictoriness (Fig.
As O'Sullivan suggests, Mansfield's commitment to demonstrating the contradictoriness of emotion and behavior or the "diversity of life" has its roots in Wilde's example to live with intensity.
Contradictoriness within a thing is the fundamental cause of its development, while its interrelations and interactions with other things are secondary causes" (Prynne 2011, 8).
The formal-ethical contradictoriness relations between moral opposites, represented in the picture 1 by lines crossing the square, also could be represented analytically by the following equations of algebra of formal ethics.
Just as an immoderately sensuous life makes one blase because it stimulates the nerves to its utmost reactivity until they can finally no longer produce any reaction at all, so less harmful stimuli, through the rapidity and the contradictoriness of their shifts, forces the nerves to make such violent responses, tear them about so brutally that they exhaust their last reserves of strength, and, remaining in the same milieu, do not have time for new reserves to form.
The 'right' to signify from the periphery of authorized power and privilege does not depend on the persistence of traditions; it is resourced by the power of tradition to be reinscribed through the conditions of contingency and contradictoriness that attend upon the lives of those who are 'in the minority' (1994: 2).
logic, but more so of the incoherence and contradictoriness of
Dr Pandey writes: 'What we need to work for is the recognition and presentation of a far more capacious and contested past than we have so far admitted into our history texts for the peoples and inhabitants of South Asia - in all their variety, indeterminacy and contradictoriness.
The nonverbal choices that Cohen makes in the course of articulating this continuously shifting description further emphasize the sense of its contradictoriness.