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As a category of being, alterity or secondness is (as already noted) "not mere twoness but active oppugnancy." (62) It is the mark of a being insofar as that being stands in opposition to beings other than itself.
what discord follows; each thing meets in mere oppugnancy." But Powell lacked the characteristic that might have been taken for granted in someone so essentially conservative, namely a moral outlook, some gauge to enable the passing of judgment.
Hatred and destruction (or hostility, or oppugnancy)