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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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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.
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.
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.
Huddersfield are not due to play again until Sunday, May 28 - but that could also be problematical.
Although the majority of particulates can be removed effectively by gas scrubbing, the scrubbing liquid is invariably recirculated, the extracted particulates can prove problematical for pumps with dynamic seals.
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The novel lists two authors, Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, but the latter's contribution seems problematical since the writing certainly reads, to this reviewer, more like Ms.
I think my back is problematical, but I assure you, for this issue, I will stand as long as I can," Rodriguez said.
is seems to me to be just another case of ditching a well proven system that has worked perfectly well for many years to replace it with a system which will always be problematical.