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problematic

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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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I regard the project as thoroughly successful, and the easy navigation of the air in any direction (not exactly in the teeth of a gale) as no longer problematical. We could not have made head against the strong wind of yesterday ; but, by ascending, we might have got out of its influence, if requisite.
And Miss Lavish, whose nature was attracted by anything problematical, had become equally enthusiastic.
Whatever was not problematical and suspected about this young man--for example, a certain showiness as to foreign ideas, and a disposition to unsettle what had been settled and forgotten by his elders-- was positively unwelcome to a physician whose standing had been fixed thirty years before by a treatise on Meningitis, of which at least one copy marked "own" was bound in calf.
When the Yukon would break was problematical. Two thousand miles away it flowed into Bering Sea, and it was the ice conditions of Bering Sea that would determine when the Yukon could rid itself of the millions of tons of ice that cluttered its breast.
The sea-breeze, which had blown steadily all summer, was gone, and in its place were capricious winds and murky skies which made the time of arriving anywhere extremely problematical. We started on the first of the ebb, and as we slipped down the Carquinez Straits, I looked my last for some time upon Benicia and the bight at Turner's Shipyard, where we had besieged the Lancashire Queen, and had captured Big Alec, the King of the Greeks.
I formerly imagined that Australia would rise to be as grand and powerful a country as North America, but now it appears to me that such future grandeur is rather problematical.
If he could think himself of so much use, one gleam of day might, by possibility, penetrate into the cheerless dungeon of his remaining existence - though his longevity is, at present (to say the least of it), extremely problematical.
The marriage of Mademoiselle Cormon seemed, after 1804, a thing so problematical that the saying "married like Mademoiselle Cormon" became proverbial in Alencon as applied to ridiculous failures.
If a nation is poor, it will confront outside problematical and furthermore inside which can be unsafe for the nation, shockingly our country Pakistan is likewise.
NYSE Regulation commenced delisting proceedings against the company pursuant to Section 1003ci of the NYSE American Company Guide which states that where the issuer has substantially discontinued the business that it conducted at the time it was listed or admitted to trading, and has become engaged in ventures or promotions which have not developed to a commercial stage or the success of which is problematical, it shall not be considered an operating company for the purposes of continued trading and listing on the Exchange.
Disentangling the pension fund from BAT may be problematical. But, until it is, the fund will be facing these awkward questions.