Along the same lines, Menkiti argues that the ontological commitments and metaphysical posits
in many African traditions cannot be construed in supernatural terms.
Some of what Taylor posits
as imitations seem simply a repackaging of existing criticism--the notion that Pyramus and Thisbe parodies elements of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet, for example, is something of a critical commonplace--and his attempts to demonstrate correspondences occasionally seem strained.
Scholars such as Dave Roediger, Jim Barrett, Matthew Frye Jacobson, Linda Gordon, Michael Omi and Howard Winant, posit
that Americanization meant racialization.
That dovetails with a theory from elementary particle physics, which posits
that our three dimensions plus time are but a tiny part of a much broader, multidimensional canvas.
Accordingly, throughout his explications of his mature work, he posits
its "plurality," "impurity," and "inclusiveness" as demonstrating an appropriate way to exist in an increasingly provisional world.
In Idols of the Marketplace David Hawkes posits
that the century in question bore witness to the overlapping of two conflicting modes of thought: Aristotelian/ Thomistic teleology and Baconian empericism; the authors purpose is to explore the "death throes of 'natural teleology' as they are reflected in a variety of sixteenth--and seventeenth-century texts" (28).
Markoff has much to say about this, but perhaps his most significant argument posits
that however angry the peasants were with the government, they had by the eighteenth century accepted its necessity.
With Nashville Altman's contempt for his material was so vast he had actors playing country singers write and perform their own songs; here he merely posits
a nightclub with an all-black clientele (save for Tom Waits and a party that wanders in by accident) and an all-white jazz band, led by a white singer.
It is noteworthy that Faulkner immediately posits
color with the black subadar from India, and Southerness with the white segregationist soldier Sartoris and, later, the M.
Such a scenario, Burger posits
, could foster new species without large-scale geographic isolation or major climate change -- two factors often cited as triggers for diversity.
Writing on Anne Clifford, Katherine Osler Acheson posits
the category of the modern against the "early modern," insightfully marking the troping structures of knowledge by which modernity works through metonymy rather than through metaphor.
Anyone open to the idea that repressed childhood anger can play an important role in an adult's emotional life can accept the probability that pre-Oedipal resentments played some role in the persecution of some women as witches, but Willis does not make a compelling case that they played the predominant role she posits