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discursive

Philosophy of or relating to knowledge obtained by reason and argument rather than intuition
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The text is organized in nine parts, covering legal-linguistic points of departure, legal epistemology, the discursiveness of law, the semiotics of legal discourse, legal argumentation between discursiveness and rationality, linguistic turns in law, legal narrativity, and ubiquitous legal argumentation.
At the beginning of the Christian era when it was degenerating into discursiveness and monotony the Kushans a nomadic Iranian dynasty that had ruled in Bactria appeared on the scene with a baggage of Central Asian nomadic and Hellenistic traditions and with the help of a new set of Buddhist symbols helped to create a continental art of Asiatic significance which was founded on indigenous forms that had been overlaid by Hellenism.
De Quincey frequently uses his "privilege of discursiveness to step aside from" one subject "to another," and to draw together death and resurrection, forgetting and remembering, nonsense and sense [Works 10:153).
These instances from Transtromer's practice demonstrate that good composite thinking is by no means sloppy or haphazard; rather, it possesses a subtlety and metaphysical precision that surpasses most examples of poetic discursiveness.
Cheerfully embracing fiction and forgery instead of didactics and discursiveness, the show unfolded as a convoluted narrative in space and time.
Some occasional discursiveness notwithstanding, the book offers a thorough, thoughtful, and compelling analysis of the affinities between airpower and the timeless injunctions of Sun Tzu.
ob-iectum, meaning "thrown against") as it moves from point to point in a line of reasoning, the ancient sense of contemplation refers to direct, non-linear knowing; it involves not separation but rather the union of knower with what is known in the act of seeing (theoria); not through the discursiveness of ratio but in the immediate apprehension of intellectus does the loving gaze of contemplation unify seer with what is seen.
He is abnormally grandiose, is expansive and exuberant in manner, exhibiting pressure of speech, discursiveness, and distractibility.
What comes of Woolf's discursiveness, and her vulnerabilities, and her mother's dedicated humility in the pressures of care, is again wonder at what Woolf made of her life.
40) Furthermore, if truth is immutable, what need do we have of reason (that is, discursiveness rather than intuition)?
Nor am I alluding to the discursiveness and repetitiveness of their work: in 'realistic' theory of this type neither is without its function--the method is essentially one of 'thrashing out' things, and this cannot be done with Ricardian brevity.
His poetry is a rich blend of discursiveness and lyricism grounded in a civic and historical consciousness.