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The identity of an entity is considered to be contextually evoked when the entity in question is located in the spatio-temporal universe of discourse where the speaker and the addressee are co-present and can be uniquely identified by means of the linguistic expression used with or without accompanying paralinguistic expressions.
In other words, Brahmanic values deny the existence of Sudra values not shared by Brahmans (the space coded 01) and all other non-Brahmanic, non-Sudra religious values in the Universe of discourse.
A fuzzy set A in a universe of discourse X is defined as the following set of pairs: A = {(x, [[mu].
k], it is possible to obtain any value of the control variables in a given universe of discourse, by using a linear interpolation in the U and G lookup tables (Mastacan & Olah, 1996), (Mastacan & Olah, 1998).
So we have here a genuinely new universe of discourse opened for us, and it launches a critical assessment of the history and research on early Christianities.
Marcuse focused on the education of the young: "The restoration of freedom of thought may necessitate new and rigid restrictions on teaching and practices in the educational institutions which, by their very methods and concepts, serve to enclose the mind within the established universe of discourse and behavior.
Through all this, one never actually hears from the "politically correct" people who supposedly dominate the universe of discourse.