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The procedures Husserl refers to here as analysis of equivocations and return to the intuitional sources of concepts are adapted in his own work, where they are intertwined with the concern to avoid metabasis.
The full significance of Brentano's analysis of equivocations can be found here, in his identification of and response to these difficulties.
51) Here, then, is an example of what Husserl recognized and admired as the analysis or separation of equivocations.
In Husserl, this lesson emerges in his diagnosis of an equivocation at the root of psychologism.
Subjects to the King's Divorce: Equivocation, Infidelity, and Resistance in Early Modern England, by Olga Valbuena.
Twenty-six years later, Olga Valbuena's Subjects to the King's Divorce: Equivocation, Infidelity, and Resistance in Early Modern England presents a novel and rewarding view of the topic.
The Oath was designed to create divisions in Catholic families and to stem the practice of equivocation and other modes of dissimulation that had been used so infamously by Henry Garnet, one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators.
Inspired by casuistry, Pseudo-Martyr provides Catholics a way out of martyrdom by encouraging "special pleading": speaking with mental reservation and equivocation to conceal true belief.
Gerard's answer, that he "would behave as a loyal Catholic and as a loyal subject," was a prime example of equivocation.
Canadian-American relations, troubled by the 9/11 horror and its aftermath, were needlessly damaged by Canada's decision to hide behind UN equivocations.
Despite Luttwak's fuming at free-traders, the pragmatic case against increasing government promotion of selected industries is left undamaged and even reinforced by these blustery equivocations.
Throughout his work, contradiction and argument dissolve dullness and define style; his equivocations between modern and historicist fashions, his alliances between vulgarity and elegance, his allover flamboyance tamed by quality in details, show his view of dress as a site of resolution between antipodes.