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Instead, Aid/Watch focused on the 'speciousness' of the doctrine, arguing that the doctrine rested on 'foundations of sand' (172) and suggesting that the House of Lords in National Anti-Vivisection Society had relied on the wrong edition of a textbook.
The speciousness of this argument is seen through a comparison of states' assessment practices in SLD and cognitive disability (i.e., mental retardation), which, like other categories, has undergone changes in definition over time.
While Lee will often find his wayward thoughts returning to the concept of "the human race, to which we all belong," the daily realities of iris existence signal the speciousness of Marxist species-being.
This outstanding contribution to the history of the Iraq War testifies to the veracity of the Casey quotation and affirms the speciousness of the second.
For Tlingits, the speciousness behind claims of possession and sale of Tlingit territory is a historical truth and not merely a revised version of history.
Even in the United Kingdom, the easiest of the European Union's markets, Gibbons argues that 'the distance food has travelled is a serious handicap', although, he claims, British officials have largely accepted the speciousness of this assumption, given that New Zealand uses less resources than Europe, has differing production methods and a temperate climate, and consumers are favouring locally sourced food.
Woolson's story also exposes the speciousness of sameness as the defining feature of a nascent concept of homosexuality.
In chapters three and four of A New Mimesis, Nuttall turns to Shakespeare, arguing the Bard's plays are preeminent examples of the speciousness of convoluted linguistic literary theories.
Whereas Derrida points out that Husserl's intentional present is forever prevented from coming into being because of the differance, the absence, and the public nature of language that he must ignore, we can see Husserl's efforts as building differance into the now in such a way that the de-Manian time of language as the source of speciousness is itself unthinkable without a Husserlian now.
Richard Shusterman has articulated the differences between Rorty's pragmatism and Dewey's, and criticized the speciousness of an unlimited (and consequently shallow) quest for constantly new vocabularies.