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problematic

, problematical
Logic obsolete (of a proposition) asserting that a property may or may not hold

problematique

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problematic

the system of questions and concepts which makes up any particular science (ALTHUSSER and Balibar, 1968). This concept plays a broadly equivalent role within the work of Louis Althusser to the concept of PARADIGM in the work of Thomas KUHN or the concept of EPISTEME in the work of FOUCAULT. As for Kuhn, in Althusser's view new scientific problematiques involve a revolutionary EPISTEMOLOGICAL BREAK with previous ways of thinking. Thus, Althusser argues that Marxism as a scientific problematique was born only after Marx's break with Hegelian ideas in 1845. Thereafter Marx operated within an implicit problematique, which later scientific Marxists developed.
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One in 5 survey respondents reported problematic smartphone use, defined by characteristics such as excessive use, problems concentrating, fretting while not having a smartphone, and personal disruptions such as physical symptoms and mood and sleep impairments.
Last year, the central bank closed down 12 problematic banks.
This is the situation that we have - a consequence of the harm reduction lobby's apparent lack of emphasis or commitment to actually working towards ending people's problematic drug use and addiction.
The participates decided to continue having such joint discussion of problematic issues with the invitation of representatives of business associations in order to develop practical actions in the field of attracting investment, promoting the export and tourism potential of the Kyrgyz Republic in priority countries and key sectors of the economy.
Problematic content was said to be 'not as intense as an abusive tweet' and was defined as content that is hurtful or hostile, especially if repeated to a person multiple times.
Panelo, however, said that the mandatory drug test would serve as another requirement outside those already stated by law, making it problematic.
The foundation of Problematic is the idea that feminism and progressive politics have allowed perfection to become the enemy of the good.
The President said he has dealt with the New Peoples Army (NPA), terrorists, and illegal drugs since assuming office, but he admitted that 'problematic also is the Filipinos itself.'
Problematic internet use is more than just using the internet too much; it also addresses how one uses the internet.
Firms identified expenses as the most problematic component.
In "Problematic Men," the cast compete against each other to solve riddles and Lee amazed others with her great problem-solving skills.
Different terms were used for this compulsive internet overuse like pathological internet use, problematic internet use, compulsive internet use and internet addiction.7,8,9