negation


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a negative statement

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the speech act of negating

(logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false

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Music and the Politics of Negation is an important spur for post-new-musicological discussion of the political in/as music.
Why does he feel we need to hear these negations before we can affirm what we indeed believe?
Without forgetting that the negation system proposed by Klima and Bellugi (1966) dealt with children acquiring their native English language, the question was whether adult learners of English exhibited a similar developmental sequence.
The character of nothing (Godot) is not negation, as it is in "The Wall, but infinite possibility.
It is crystal clear that Pakistan and Taliban cannot coexist, the former Pakistani Attorney General stated, adding that if the Taliban are allowed to survive and increase their hold in the country, it would amount to the negation of Pakistan as well as the negation of the objects and purposes for which the nation was created.
And yet, as I will try to show, in the West one can find traces of the essentially unthought sense of negation.
Mainly this has to do with the issue of the scope of negation raised in such sentences as 'The present King of France is not bald'.
Although the opening pages, with their stated interest in the examination of Joyce's philosophical irony, negation, indeterminacy, and nihilism resonate powerfully, what follows leaves the reader craving for the new reading which is so tantalizingly adumbrated, but ultimately not proposed.
Another form of negative narration, praeteritio (sometimes called paraleipsis), professes to omit mention of events in the narrative only to do so under the mark of negation.
NC is the co-occurrence of items that are formally negative in a clause which is semantically a single negation.
In Theology and Secularisation, a pastoral instruction issued at the end of March, 2006, the Spanish bishops say theologians have "disturbed ecclesial life and the faith of simple persons" through their dissent from the hierarchy, false teaching on the person of Jesus Christ, and negation of such "truths of our faith" as "the resurrection of the flesh, individual and final judgement, purgatory, and the real possibility of eternal damnation (hell), or eternal happiness (heaven)" (Tablet, Aug.
The paragraph, in the chapter headed Negation, goes on to define the gesture's meaning: "the gesturer wishes to show that he wishes to distance his head from whatever is offered to him or proposed that does not please him.
He explores the divine attributes, starting from the self-revelation of the Trinity rather than from the Pseudo-Dionysian ways of causality, negation, and eminence that he finds problematic.
And in the '80s, appropriations from mass media by Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, and others became associated with a tactic of negation that aimed to further undermine received ideas of originality and hierarchy.
She demonstrates that while some of Du Bellay's usages fit right into what sixteenth-century specialists describe as more ancient practices (the articles are omitted more frequently than in modern French), a good number are surprisingly modern (tenses are used with actual value and behave much as those used today, and negation presents obvious signs of an advanced evolution).