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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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A causality illusoriness Let us discuss now the difference of the properties of time in TTh and SR resulting from the difference of the ways of the clock synchronizing.
Theodor Adorno wrote that modern art "wants to shake off its illusoriness like an animal trying to shake off its antlers"; so too, in Douthat's telling, do various "pseudo Christianities" respond to modern challenges by shaking off mysteries and paradoxes, from the incarnation to the resurrection.
While the philosophers of India and Greece were meditating on the illusoriness or the eternity of the cosmic process, the prophets of Israel were affirming the moral purpose in history and were interpreting the passing events of their age as the revelation of the divine will.
Frederic Schroeder has discussed one particular relation between philosophy and literature (26) that argues for the adoption in Vergil's stoic epic, of avocatio, which in Philodemus and Lucretius is the therapeutic technique for establishing proper moral perspective through distance and thus suitable deliverance from the illusoriness of passion and achievement of the moral freedom of apatheia.
Robin Wood has written an extensive analysis of the film's critique of the family and its repressiveness, relating this ironic perspective to the film's alternative vision in comparison to the mainstream of American film: "It is the emptiness of Scorsese's film that exposes the illusoriness of Ordinary People's plenitude, by subjecting to analysis the structures through which it is achieved and the cost of the patriarchal process to the human psyche, both male and female" (Wood, 269).
woman is a symptom" (168), in Faulkner she would appear to be less a direct symptom of the illusoriness of the phallus than a sign of the bodily flows--blood, filth, food--which remind men of their own fundamental vulnerability, dependency, and lack.