extraneousness


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unrelatedness by virtue of falling outside the matter at hand

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In Means without Ends Agamben insists on the intrinsic "unutterability" and "impenetrability" which characterize life in its basic forms (biological, naked, corporeal): "Biological life, which is the secularized form of naked life and which shares its unutterability and impenetrability, thus constitutes the real forms of life literally as forms of survival: biological life remains inviolate in such forms as that obscure threat that can suddenly actualize itself in violence, in extraneousness, in illness, in accidents" (8; emphasis in the original).
Concerning the ex president, Zakareya says he is deeply convinced that time and history will prove his innocence and extraneousness to widespread corruption and civilian killings during the revolution.
The feedback comes only at the end of the process, thus hindering the acknowledgement of the output of any intermediate phase and thus preventing people from giving their contribution to the improvement of organizational processes, producing on the other hand feelings of extraneousness and disengagement.
Ida Dominijanni has described what she calls an "old hostility between the modern State and women, an animosity resulting from "exclusion on the one side and of extraneousness on the other, which the construction of citizenship has never managed to heal but only to mitigate" (qtd.
12) The proverbial last straw in Andrew and Flo's relationship is, after all, not her cruel mistreatment of all of Leviathan's slaves, nor her imposition of destructive drug addiction on Andrew, nor even coercive sex per se, but rather sex that demonstrates Andrew's extraneousness as a man:
Most of the theories of Tom Bombadil's identity are covered by Jensen, but the theory of Bombadil as a projection of the reader is from Beier, and the unfriendly remarks about Bombadil's extraneousness come from Gasque (6).