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tautology

noun battology, duplication, loquacity, pleonasm, profuseness, redundancy, repetition, surfeit, verbiage, verbosity
See also: redundancy
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One explanation is that people unconsciously deploy tautologies for purposes of emphasis.
Our first task here is to recognize why, exactly, contradictions and tautologies remain part of the logical symbolism and thus conform to these necessary criteria.
Either version of his utterance is resolutely unhelpful; and that is the sad fact about tautologies.
Due to the fact that an ethical code cannot contain tautologies or contradiction, it cannot be the result of a logical calculus or of the logical decisional procedures.
173) has observed that 'there are tautologies that are worth stating'.
It's not rocket science, at this moment in time English is literally full of cliches and tautologies, according to Oxford University Press.
2 The density of tautologies among and/or trees with k variables asymptotically (with k) equals the density of simple tautologies.
B) had not been tautologies if I would want to propose a paraconsistent and relevance logic[7], together with some extra rules in the calculus.
These steps include creating an adequate rationale, avoiding tautologies and inaccuracies, appreciating the complexities of decisions made by human beings victimized by calamities, and assisting students in synthesizing and reflecting on the material covered.
An example of Storey's tautologies occurs in the book's preface: 'poetry that tends to define itself in terms of the poet redefines itself in terms of who the poet actually is' (p.
Neglect of these Fregean influences affects Proops's explanations of three central Tractarian categories--sense, senselessness, and nonsense--leading him to an overly atomistic reading of the "picture theory," a superficial account of the status of tautologies, and an inadequate explanation of the Tractatus's conception of nonsense.
In the following I won't attempt to make clear distinctions among tautologies and their termes voisins; possibly some of the examples I use belong to one of the above.