act of judgment

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There is no refuge for the reader either, seeing as every act of interpretation necessarily risks another act of judgment, either on the speaker of the poem or on the silent punished body which is contained within his "artful" equivocating gaze.
It was obvious to Condivi and Vasari, as it is to modern commentators, that the painting represents Christ in the act of judgment and hence embodies the virtue of justice in action.
But this does not entail that every exercise of the first capacity is an act of judgment.
Only an epistemology that locates valid interpretation in an act of judgment can secure the responsible plurality in biblical interpretation to which these authors aspire.
In order for our theory of stasis, and its relationship to judgment, to account for this case, it is critical to highlight that the act of judgment in this instance cannot stem from the aforementioned principle of non-contradiction, or more specifically, from a set of opposing topoi that are articulated by opposite sides of the debate and pre- figure the conditions of judgment in advance.
God's act of judgment would have been for God's self and not for the better of the whole.
Whether his fear is motivated by his loss of honor and job, or by a spiritual conviction that this earthquake is an act of judgment on an unredeemable life, his despair is apparent.
For artists, that act of judgment is inherent in practice, for all work is a response to and a comment on (even a critical interpretation of) other works, whether explicit or not.
Like Augustinian evil, error is a privation, an act of judgment made in ignorance.
In a small community with a short history it can be more difficult to make exacting judgments about one's work, especially when the community is suspicious of outside standards and ambivalent about the very act of judgment.
Conflicting appeals must be weighed in an act of judgment (for which there are no further criteria of evaluation) that decides which action is supported by the preponderance of evidence.
Here there are no general answers as how to make good judgments, as the act of judgment always comes down to persuasion both within and between social practices.