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But he thinks this entails a dualism, not of two irreducibly different kinds of reality, but only of two irreducibly different ways of conceptualizing the one physical reality revealed to us by science.
A stratagem, irreducibly unique, employed by a person, organization, or surrogate to improve mutual or competitive advantage through methods and means of influence.
19) See Streumer (forthcoming) and Bart Streumer (2008) "Are There Irreducibly Normative Properties?
Most important is the fact that his insistence that there is in Stevens "something irreducibly ambivalent, double, or undecidable" is an acknowledged and central facet of the poet's work that has been discussed, at length, before (from the early 1965 essay by Helen Vendler, "The Qualified Assertions of Wallace Stevens," to my own 1986 book, Stevens and Simile: A Theory of Language, among others--none of which Woodland cites).
By constant recurrence to the irreducibly somatic character of ancient slavery, Glancy constructs a challenging agenda for the New Testament scholar and for the historian of early Christianity who would argue either that the rise of Christianity obviated the distinction between slave and free within Christian communities, or that it gradually undermined the system of slavery in society at large.
He writes: "By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning.
While Kant, Hegel, and Schopenhauer argued for art as sac red, spiritual, and transcendent, Carey insists simply that "anything can be a work of art" and that standards of taste and beauty are irreducibly subjective.
At his best moments, Sheldon Wolin acknowledges the irreducibly personal dimensions of power, yet his genealogy of the transition from modern to postmodern forms of power still presents power as something that is constituted primarily externally (one might say, echoing Foucault, that it isn't microcapillary in anything but its effects).
For Percy, as for Peirce, meaning does not and cannot emerge from dyadic relationships; what sets human experience apart, and makes a human being a self in a world rather than an organism in an environment (as Percy has it), is the irreducibly triadic nature of meaning, and, most fundamentally, language.
In effect he asks: Can argumentative fora divested of their prior foundationalist (or "justification-transcendent") assumptions face and resolve irreducibly moral problems in a way that might satisfy all parties?
We try to explicate that irreducibly social self that Smith and Chalmers have in mind by drawing on the philosophy of the act that characterises the work of the social psychologist, G.
Hoerder notes that with global migration in the later decades of the twentieth century, the everyday life of both natives and newcomers has become ineluctably and irreducibly transcultural (pp.