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Even in the United Kingdom, the easiest of the European Union's markets, Gibbons argues that 'the distance food has travelled is a serious handicap', although, he claims, British officials have largely accepted the speciousness of this assumption, given that New Zealand uses less resources than Europe, has differing production methods and a temperate climate, and consumers are favouring locally sourced food.
Woolson's story also exposes the speciousness of sameness as the defining feature of a nascent concept of homosexuality.
In chapters three and four of A New Mimesis, Nuttall turns to Shakespeare, arguing the Bard's plays are preeminent examples of the speciousness of convoluted linguistic literary theories.
Whereas Derrida points out that Husserl's intentional present is forever prevented from coming into being because of the differance, the absence, and the public nature of language that he must ignore, we can see Husserl's efforts as building differance into the now in such a way that the de-Manian time of language as the source of speciousness is itself unthinkable without a Husserlian now.
Richard Shusterman has articulated the differences between Rorty's pragmatism and Dewey's, and criticized the speciousness of an unlimited (and consequently shallow) quest for constantly new vocabularies.
The resulting epic is portrayed as "a perfect instance" of intertextuality (132) but for a reason that would seem axiomatic for veteran readers of Spenser: he was "arguing in broader terms for the potential speciousness of all seeming truths" (126).
The ancient Greeks, moreover, certainly invented the self-conscious theorizing of the I voice, above all in Plato's assault on the speciousness of oratio recta in the immeasurably influential treatment of mimesis in his Republic, followed by Aristotle's perceptive treatment of how assuming another persona can allow an author to express controversial views, as Archilochus (so Aristotle says) used the ethos of Charon the carpenter in order to denounce wealth and tyranny.
The speciousness of the assertion that women's rights are at the core of the recent American invasions' goals is revealed when one looks at the conditions on the ground post-US intervention.
expenditure analysis exposes "the speciousness of the otherwise