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non sequitur

Logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
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From a Lacanian point of view, human freedom exists only as the gap or nonsequitur represented by the human's fundamental maladaptation to its environment, its perverse excess (Zizek 2006, 231, 259-60).
Then be last and everybody's slave," after which he adds seemingly nonsequitur words about "receiving children, receiving me, and receiving the one who sent me.
World-renowned virtuoso slide guitarist and instrument designer Debashish Bhattacharya has partially overcome the problem of visual nonsequitur by creating several unique guitars that combine traditional American and Indian design elements, to visually and aurally stunning effect.
Now this came totally out of the blue, a nonsequitur, if you will, but I immediately understood the implications of the comment.
To my mind the words "fair" and "free" used together to describe international trade, particularly with lesser-developed countries, are nonsequitur.
To say that someone has come up with a good engineering solution but that its application to any real world problem is as yet unknown is a nonsequitur.
A joke is, after all, a nonsequitur leading to a misdirection and ending in the middle of things, a perfect narrative lyric arc.
And, lastly, we cannot hear "broken sequence" and the nonsequitur of a Form IV for which a II and III are missing without the sad reminder of Wolpe's struggles with Parkinson's.
contains]]an should thus be found in the common Near Eastern monotheistic religious milieu rather than the specific historical period in Arabia, as Rippin hypothesizes at the end; this hypothesis comes as a kind of nonsequitur since he gives no indication of how that would resolve the problem of these "disruptions.
Thus Lear's insight that life is a kind of extended spectacle of role-playing and suffering is extinguished by his angry nonsequitur about storming the country's seat of power to avenge a dethronement that was essentially an ostentatious performance of Lear's own design.
This conclusion is a giant nonsequitur because impediments may protect not only inefficiencies but also cultures and societies.