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One way of describing the political aims of the project is as an attempt to reconcile liberal thought with a politics oriented around the radical openness of the social field, its "constitutive incompletion." That fact of incompletion or overdetermination assumes the form of a kind of asymmetry that registers at every level of the social domain, including the subjective--thus Lupton's inspired enlistment of the Greek concept of the daemon, that element of the subject that simultaneously is and is beyond the subject.
The 7 items of the student and teacher forms for reasons for homework incompletion were: "a large amount of homework assigned each night"; "difficulty of homework"; "laziness or tardiness"; "lack of interest in homework" (e.g., "don't care whether or not the homework is done"); "school-related activities (e.g., sports, clubs)"; "out-of-school activities (e.g., lessons, sports, clubs, job, volunteer work, organizational involvement)"; and "social relationships."
of Glasgow), and by loss refers to the poem's nagging sense of incompletion, of its inability after nearly sixty years of effort, to bring order to the chaos it describes, and which it ascribes to the loss of paradise.
Now, the One Who [eventually] created the primal substance was, no doubt, able to create it from eternity, and He did not cause it to have potentiality [subsequently] because He is Immutable, free of incompletion or addition--just as is the consideration of the pattern and the form.
Incompletion and parataxis vie with a yet clear desire for orchestration (two periods) and continuity; the saying is loosely situated and oriented, and contextualized quasi-socially, ethically (notre).
Whereas for Hegel, the human mind is denied to the benefit of the absolute spirit, the poet envisioned an incompletion of the Book that rehabilitated the individual as an active participant in creation.
* The linebackers cover the tight ends and running backs on pass routes, concluding with a 20-yard sprint downfield, regardless of a completion or incompletion. The QB's must sprint 20-30 yards after the pass.
Presumably there should be an historical explanation for the occurrence of the "stunted picaresque." Butler says the phenomenon is found in "many African American novels written before World War II." On the other hand, nineteenth-century narratives by William and Ellen Craft, William Wells Brown, and Frederick Douglass serve to demonstrate for Butler the founding of a lineage in African American writing of non-teleological journeys; that is, movement not so much to a final place--say, the North--but movement that in its ceaselessness and its incompletion valorizes "becoming" over "being," since, after all, the public states of being, status, or place historically permitted to African Americans contradicted the ambitions or hopes that impelled their movement in the first place.
But however much we may find integration in Proust's final text, Finn's closing chapter draws our attention to the tensions that still remain unresolved, particularly the insecurities about novelistic form, about closure and incompletion, about iteration and quotation, about voice, its fragmentations and inclusive dilations.
Field, The Romance of Desire: Emerson's Commitment to Incompletion (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1997), 189 pp., $34.50.
Signs of incompletion and of careless production detract somewhat from this magnum opus.
The narrator recognizes that his search is somehow doomed to incompletion.
By developing a heuristic procedure and using an example, they have shown that stopping a paced line when incompletions occur can reduce a total cost (a sum of labour and incompletion costs).
* "Work History: Unsuccessfully searched for a job, incompletion of graduate program, took Bar exam and failed."
The purpose is to provide better facilities to the general public, the SSP said and asked the citizens to lodge their complaints at Traffic Help Line 915 in case of route incompletion by PSVs.