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This concept specifies the economy of the archaic narcissistic equilibrium in which, due to its extreme mirror-schizoid bivalency, symbiotic omnipotence and impotence are equipollent and conterminous.
I find the single mind equipollent to a multitude of minds, say to a nation of minds," he writes, "as a drop of water balances the sea; and under this view the problem of culture assumes wonderful interest" (W 8:217).
Moreover, the Pyrrhonist has found that whenever there is a question about which he does need to decide what to believe--on account of the "anomalies in things" which drove him (and the proto-Dogmatist) to philosophy in the first place (PH I, 12)--philosophical argumentation actually does not enable him to settle the matter but leaves him with equipollent arguments on both sides of the issue.
Uralic languages, despite their close proximity to Indo-European languages with predominance of the anticausative type, still show predominance either of the causative type (Finnish, Udmurt), or of the equipollent type (Hungarian), the latter perhaps reflecting a compromise between the putative predominance of the causative type in Proto-Uralic and contact with Indo-European.
This idea is not novel, it can also be found (for secondary articulation) in Trubetzkoy (1969: 138), for instance, where it is embedded in the Prague School notion of privative and equipollent oppositions.