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having none of the properties that endow something with value

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Like Small Ceremonies, though, The Box Garden also highlights the lack of societal value placed on the work of women writers and editors: Charleen notes that the university office where she edits the journal is the only one that does not lock, and "the lack of a lock and key seems to underscore the valuelessness of what I do" (i5).
As Karen Carr tells us, "nihilism [was] described by Nietzsche as 'absolute valuelessness,' as the conviction that 'Alles hat keinen Sinn' ('Nothing has meaning'), and of 'the meaninglessness of events.
Preservationists are attempting to tie the perceived valuelessness of these relationship models with a presumed valuelessness of same-sex relationships.
See also Mnookin, supra note 115, at 57 (highlighting the valuelessness of conferring legitimacy on DNA by linking it to fingerprints in view of the fact that fingerprints were never adequately demonstrated to be reliable or valid means of identification by any test or standard for admissibility); Jennifer L.
The first is as a form of 'ordering', as a way of conceiving and organising the world; and the second is the inherent valuelessness of this ordering--that technology facilitates ends, but does not provide ends.
Thermodynamic degeneracy to the point of nothingness (also a sign of valuelessness in culture, according to Rotman) is an idea that Conrad plays with in order to reveal its double-blind irony: nothingness can be worth something, in the greater scheme of being and becoming for the universe and the universal good.
The living individual form, the organic self or individual, embodies an active "no to non-being, to the deadness and valuelessness of inorganic nature.
22) This recognition is critical to Alschuler's main thesis, because it was only after Holmes managed to gut our jurisprudence of natural law that the critical legal studies ("CLS") and economic theorists moved into the newly-created vacuum with their own brands of valuelessness.
This valuelessness of the individual, this timidity, this rejection of personal responsibility, is why mounting revelations of the ineffectualness of gun laws lead only to demands for more and more restraints, and why the facts prove powerless to change men's minds.
Ironically, the solipsistic endeavor also discloses the bankruptcy and valuelessness of a protagonist blatantly protesting his ownership of Jenny and liberally scattering his coin as sign of his possession.
As we might expect by now, however, the metaphor of beer-drinking in Green Hills upsets our immediate certainty about the valuelessness of wasted rhetoric: we recall Hemingway telling Kandinsky that beer will "change your ideas.
These playwrights "had somehow to change how theater meant; they had to reinscribe dramatic discourse in some interpretive field or in terms of some foundational value different from the interpretive field and the valuelessness or cultural weightlessness of the powerless theater" (62).