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an ambiguous grammatical construction


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Relying on poetic Ovidianism for pathos, on moral Ovidianism for emotional detachment and cool analysis, these mythological comedias have a highly ambiguous impact, which concurs conspicuously well with the sketched amphibology of the tragic comedia.
While in both the Politica and the Monito et Exemplo, Lipsius clearly struggled to bridge a burgeoning gap between the morally good and the politically useful, his argument favouring deceit, nevertheless, shared an elective affinity with Catholic and particularly Jesuit moral teaching concerning the circumstances governing mental reservation and equivocation or amphibology.
But the interest of Poggeschi's case goes beyond the sociology of literature and touches my subject more directly, as shown by the amphibology of the title of that already quoted little book.
But it is the very impossibility to pinpoint Henry, to read his legend unequivocally that ultimately tilts the balance and adjudicates (while further complicating) the amphibology by "seeing" the face's other, "true" face--the face as "ploy" and "mask.
because of its nature as amphibology, language 'is already scepticism.
Again by his own account, Derrida did nothing else, and to this amphibology, to this ambiguity of location, identity, and language, he dedicated his life and work.