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Beyond or outside the bounds of logic.

a·log′i·cal·ly adv.
a·log′i·cal·ness n.
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(əˈlɒdʒɪkəl; eɪˈlɒdʒɪkəl)
without logic
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(eɪˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl)

beyond the scope of logic or logical reasoning.
a•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Putting Plato back into this, I view the Higgs field as also providing an alogical yet ideal universal mind--a field of consciousness that permeates the higgledy- piggledy universe.
For others still, the call for reform in Islam is doctrinally alogical. As Ayan Hirsi Ali says, "Muslims are not likely to heed a call for doctrinal reformation from someone they regard as an apostate and infidel." The traditional and conservative scholars have already declared wrongheaded those who call for reform in Islam.
In these instances, the delight of Beckett's comedy lies in the poignant human dilemma--a human condition?--of a shared material substrate that is conscious of its own determinacy and indeterminacy, predictability and unpredictability, its constituent parts "always fidgeting to be off." Generally alogical bodily movement is hardly surprising in a novel in which Miss Carridge's way of entering an apartment was to "knock timidly on the outside some time after she had closed it behind her on the inside" (42).
Kristeva's postulation of the semiotic female principle articulates what many writers, male and female, have acknowledged, a principle, spirit or agent in the self which is preverbal, alogical, ungraspable, but whose violence to existing symbolic systems is the self's most significant because most transforming act upon 'reality.' This is the principle which acts upon the material subject to produce the 'auto' in autobiography, transforming a life to the specificity of a subject (p.
But, they can be myths, if, among other things, a mystery makes them hard to understand, illegible and alogical. In cases in which a phenomenon or an event seem to produce a breach in the human behaviour or in the course of time, when they are accompanied by misunderstanding, the imagination of a group of human beings or of a people, which defy the laws of the daily existence, find the means to impose themselves their deformities and metamorphoses [13:603604].
But can a "personal use" of grammar be called alogical? Would it not be right to say that Cellini used his own grammatical conventions, which were not his own creations but which he had received through his social class and which were for him "grammatical"?
If the event score radically shifted the musical or choreographic score into the realm of everyday acts and of quotidian movements or sounds (Brecht's particularly pithy Word Event of 1961 simply instructed: EXIT), it also, even more than the Happening, drained the performer of affect, used language as readymade, converted "script" and "acting" into alogical and open-ended exchange.
Part II, "Essays" includes: Michaela Bohmig, "The Russian Cubo-Futurist Opera Victory over the Sun: Aleksei Kruchenykh's Alogical Creation" (109-25); Murray Frame, "Entertainment and Enlightenment in Late Imperial Russian Theatre" (126-35); Laurence Senelick, "On the Eve: The Russian Stage 1911-1914" (136-52); Robert Leach, "Victories over the Sun: The Drama of the Russian Futurists" (153-64); John E.
If I were missioned there, I would want to bring brains to an alogical world, to bring the doctrine of the Filioque to bear in a world which has been prone to Monophysitism, the world of Eastern Christianity, in which this world is condemned to futility, awaiting only to be subsumed by the Light that engulfs all single forms.
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(18) Queer relationality explores the nonnormative or alogical forms of affiliation on which social relations depend but which are rarely socially recognized or are considered only pathological.