Paralogical


Also found in: Legal.
Related to Paralogical: paraplegic

Par`a`log´ic`al


a.1.Containing paralogism; illogical.
References in periodicals archive ?
She substituted the surrounding reality, profoundly unsatisfactory, for a paralogical world full of anxiety.
In this somewhat paralogical framing, I adhere to the idea that professionals--be they psychiatrists, psychologists or psychotherapists --can immediately buffer the emotional haemorrhage, but this requires time and a great deal of mending for the scars of this inner combustion which frequently takes much longer to defuse after the exterior healing.
Dense crossings of paralogical sign systems; anachronistic, constantly sliding stylistic modes; and an absolute directness in execution tend to flip out even critical minds that have developed careful procedures for explaining pictures.
To this extent, the railway metaphor in its political dimension could be described as paralogical.
This impossible non/economy of gift affirms the illogical and paralogical nature of God's kingdom and indicates that the logic of the kingdom is a logic of pathos, "a logic touched by a bit of madness, a pathologic, let us say, that is, however, healing and salvific.
Instead, ail of these documents serve, like the Schwartzkoppen-Panizzardi letters, as "erotic excess," creating an almost subliminal paralogical chain of equivalences between spies, perversion, German-ness, licentiousness, and treason that threads its way through, or under, the explicit narrative of the case against a Jew, Alfred Dreyfus.
By way of a "checklist that mimes checklists" (129), she gathers the characteristics of the ironic, paralogical, rhizomatic, and voluptuous modes of validity that she's sketched--and reminds us that the result (in Deleuze and Guattari's words) is "'an arrangement of desire and enunciation'" rather than "a general recipe" (129).
Furthermore, the paralogical discourse is not necessarily one of consensus, but rather the open ended constestation of categories.
It is an occasion and instrument for mobilizing intensities of passion that extend beyond the perverse image toward the eroticism of paralogical "abstract relationships"--the stuff of fictional art.
Other features of these states are heightened sensory vividness, timelessness, exultation, strong affect, animation of the inanimate, decrease in self-object distinction, loss of control over attention, dominance of paralogical thought patterns, increased parasympathetic stimulation, and a sense of expanded awareness.
It is the second joke in that section, and the first is a tale about the Reb Berel Charif, Talmudic scholar, who loses his spectacles, assumes they are stolen, but makes a long series of paralogical inferences to arrive at the conclusion that they are on his forehead.