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Synonyms for bivalent

having a valence of two or having two valences

used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis

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Threads of many-valued logic have troubled thinkers since before Aristotle embraced bivalence, (12) even if their thoughts found more receptive soil in the East than in the West.
Ademollo addresses a tension in De interpretatione, namely: 'how is Aristotle's statement of bivalence in chapter 4 to be reconciled with his denial of (unrestricted) bivalence in chapter 9', in which the problem of future contingents is famously discussed.
We can observe a bivalence similar to that in Il pendolo di Foucault in L'isola del giorno prima, which is, among other things, a parodic Bildungs-roman and a parodic picaresque novel.
The unsettling bivalence of milk culminates with the extremely subtle transformation of the protective mother into the castrating mother.
Victims are coerced into abortion by others around them, in spite of their confusion and am bivalence, and against their basic maternal instincts.
I agree with you, Rauschenberg's Dirt Painting doesn't have the same purchase on the high-low bivalence of matter.
51) He recognizes that the bivalence of true and false cannot be sacrificed, (52) but he believes that the principle has been preserved in Heidegger's account.
It was the reduction to bivalence that affected the joint odds in the second situation.
The compatibility criterion in the Western discussion is logical consistency (noncontradictoriness), and paleo-compatibilism seems to avoid bivalence the way subjectivism does (by embedding, relativizing, or indexing its claims).
Whether expressed in gender-tables or truth-tables, the myth of bivalence has impeded our quest to understand the world.
They give more detailed analyses to topics such as Husserl's view of geometry, his account of the paradoxes, completeness, axiomatization, sets and manifolds, and the principle of bivalence.
Of course an utterly meaningless report cannot be false except on pain of a violation of bivalence or an elaborate reparsing of it.
Traditionally, according to theorists of possible-world semantics, impossible worlds are those worlds that violate the foundational principles of classical logic: the laws of noncontradiction and bivalence or the excluded middle.
93) This tripartite scheme is more convincing than the bivalence proposed by Taminiaux (who, moreover, in facing the relation between "authenticity" and "inauthenticity" as an opposition, overlooks Heidegger's key assertions about this relation).
It provides a charitable interpretation of our ordinary talk about the future, and allows us to retain a principle of bivalence for propositions and to retain the law of excluded middle in the logic of propositions about the future.