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paradoxical

adjective abnormal but true, absurd but true, ambiguous but true, bewildering, conflicting but true, confounding but true, contradictory but true, enigmatic but true, incompatible but true, incongruous but true, inconsissent but true, inconsonant but true
See also: debatable, disputable, impossible, inconsistent, inexplicable, ironic, problematic
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The "literal and paradoxic significations" of the unconscious are ruddered homeward as the Lacanian "Agency of the Letter" is anchored, "in the end," by an unsayable nothing--a domesticated jouissance--instead of producing a critical knowledge beyond the masculinist principle.
According to Voegelin, Hegel presumed to master conceptually the unfolding of Geist in history, to "outcomprehend the comprehending reality" in a speculative "System of Science."(19) Hence, "when faced with the paradoxic structure of language, [Hegel] tried to master the problem by inventing a language that would out-comprehend the comprehending paradox."(20) But this attempt is inevitably thwarted by the self-referentiality entailed in the paradox of consciousness-reality-language.
His guiding principle is "the fundamentally paradoxic structure of thought that is peculiar to the participatory relation between the process of thought and the reality in which it proceeds."(28) He insists that "We are not facing God as a thing but as the partner in a questing search that moves within a reality formed by participatory language."(29) I should like to develop a few of Voegelin's insights in relation to the earlier analysis of paradox and self-referentiality.
41 says that 37.4 is the explanatory epilogue which rhetorical theory requires for paradoxic maxims.
Doppler echocardiography may reveal an unusual intracavitary signal termed diastolic paradoxic jet flow directed from the apex toward the base during LV isovolumetric relaxation and the LV filling period (5,6).
Thus, paradoxic jet flow is an important marker of concealed apical asynergy and also risk of adverse clinical events--ventricular tachycardia, myocardial ischemia and necrosis (5,6).
In contrast to other adipocytokines that are up-regulated in obesity, a paradoxic decrease in circulating adiponectin has been reported in persons with obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes and, more recently, in obese women with PCOS (5-8).
A rise in rectal pressure with a paradoxic increase in anal sphincter pressure; or
No significant increase in rectal pressure and a paradoxic anal contraction; or
Paradoxic loss of C4d detection has been described in cases of "severe" AMR.15 This notion would seem to be supported by the fact that 5 of 6 major staining discrepancies in our study occurred in 2 patients (2 from 1 patient and 3 from another) undergoing serial biopsies during discrete episodes of AMR.
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