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illusory

adjective casuistic, casuistical, chimerical, conjuring, counterfeit, deceiving, deceptive, deluding, fabricated, fallacious, false, falsus, fancied, fanciful, fatuitous, feigned, fictitious, hatched, illusive, imaginary, imagined, insidious, insubstantial, invented, misleading, mythic, mythological, not true, phantasmal, pretended, sophistic, sophistical, suppositional, tenuous, tricky, unactual, unauthentic, unsubstantial, unsupportable, vanus, visionary
Associated concepts: illusory agreement, illusory appointtent, illusory contract, illusory promise, illusory transfer, illusory trust
Foreign phrases: Judicium non debet esse illusorium; suum effectum habere debet.A judgment ought not to be illusory; it ought to have its proper effect.
See also: artificial, deceptive, delusive, fallacious, fictitious, insubstantial, nonexistent, ostensible, quixotic, specious, tenuous
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What raises up, occulted, "disappeared," "forgotten," as Roger Munier would say (Le seul, 1993), the phenomena of being--"cela que celebre / cette immensite / De colza en fleur"--is not something Guillevic finds easy to name; but oblivion has not clouded his perception of the world, even though his memory-become-magnificat prefers to dwell within the mystery of its experience rather than step outside, illusorily, into some divisive space of pure analysis.
Understandably, therefore (but by no means without some heavy "irony of history') in the aftermath of the Stalinist abuse of powers, theories of "market socialims' appear, illusorily suggesting that it is possible to secure socialist democracy by reinstating the self-regulatory mechanisms of a modified capitalist market under "state supervision.
Artworks are semblance, already illusion, and so they cannot be dominated in quite the same way that occurs when we illusorily think we are describing natural objects or phenomena but are actually subsuming them into our conceptual framework.
44) In the dynamic of knowledge and recognition a circularity of the cognitive pattern is established, which, jumping from the hic et nunc to that of the "epoca fonda," to that of "duemil'anni forse / di gente mia campagnola," illusorily rescues its origin in order to leave it again and run through, this time diacronically, the main phase of his own being in the world, of which Nile and Seine are emblems in so far as they are, respectively, the starting and arriving points of the biographical adventure developed until then.
While the latter mythically makes reality into what we say it is, the reductionism of physics, by eliminating the matter of P, illusorily absolutizes an inhuman truth that ignores the human truth of the ecumene and history.
The phenomenon of transference at work in the psychoanalytic scenario (a phenomenon Freud and later Lacan speculated upon considerably) establishes, however illusorily, the phallic character of the analyst.
But consumer technology, superficially and illusorily, heals this Ache or, perhaps better, represses it by making "each of us the center of our own universe of choices and gratifications" (2002, 70).