irreality


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the state of being insubstantial or imaginary

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However, numerous film and video experiments have shown a gradual decay of time awareness owing to the irreality of sustained views of the same embodied screen perspective.
On the other hand, inasmuch as states of affairs are as it were part of the worlds that correspond to the five modes of being, they assume themselves the different character of the respective mode of being, for example there are fictional states of affairs that appear in the literary work and partake in the irreality of the fictional world.
Borges answers by locating politics within this realm of irreality.
According to such a logic of alterity, the real Paraguay is the substrate awaiting discovery and reflection beneath Not-Paraguay's hallucinatory irreality.
An emphasis on the moral, pedagogical functions of art is as old as Plato's call to chase the poets out of the polis for spreading phantasms of irreality.
Arguably Nietzsche's writings, which privilege "falsehood, copy, representation, fiction, irreality, irrationality .
Peter Schjeldahl, "The Id Factor: James Ensor's Irreality," The New Yorker 6 and 13 (July 2009): 90.
Here we have definitely only the meaning of irreality of the conditional (counterfactuality) and the past meaning of the past participle.
While Socrates, holding court in his prison cell, conceived and embodied philosophy as indistinguishable from "the practice of death," (191) and while Hegel--acknowledging death's phenomenally most dreadful (Furthbarste) irreality (Unwirklichkeit) (192)--instructed that to entertain it in earnest requires the greatest strength (die groesste Kraft erfordet), that "the life of Spirit is not the life that shrinks from death and keeps itself untouched by devastation, but rather the life that endures it and maintains itself in it," (193) American constitutional law turns a deaf ear and washes its hands.
Meditative visualization allowed the practitioner not only to see through the irreality of this world but also to see the wondrous realm of Buddhist paradise, and in this way, to enter into the "Pure Land.
But its frequent use in subordinate clauses (45%), many of which are combined with various shades of irreality, like conditions (3), hypotheses (4), futurity (5) or reported speech (6), points to the fact that do/did might have been reinterpreted as a subjunctive marker.
20) By interacting with the reader, El Auctor creates "a bond of internal and external complicity" with said reader and makes the latter "form part of the special coherence that the irreality of what is narrated carries within.
Gone is the hipster whining and anything-goes irreality that made stuff like "The Long Weekend O' Despair" and "Nowhere" insufferable.
For Grunbein, the zombie-like irreality and disjointed wreckage of Dresden undermine the desire to see the city as a harmonious totality in which the past can at the same time be preserved and made whole again.
In Existence and Existents, Levinas takes a definition of the il y a directly from Blanchot's Thomas l' Obscure: "The presence of absence, the night, the dissolution of the subject in the night, the horror of being, the return of being to the heart of every negative movement, the reality of irreality are there admirably expressed" (EE:fn.