indistinction

indistinction

(ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋkʃən)
n
a lack of distinction made or perceived; the absence of making a distinctiona lack of difference or distinguishing features; the state of not being distinct or distinguishablea lack of eminence or distinction; the quality of being undistinguishedlack of clarity; indistinguishableness; obscurity
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One of the many attempts to inaugurate the spirit's descent even begins from matter: "Darkness; materia prima, indistinction in actu, multeity in posse = the faces of the waters" (15:389).
Helen's whorishness not only equalizes the "cuckold" Menelaus and the "lecher" Paris, it has destroyed--and reduced to the common indistinction of death--countless Greek and Trojan men (4.
15) Disruption or indistinction of the fibers indicates a full-thickness tear of the component.
In any case, the name implies pallor, an absence of light, the diffusion of contours into shadowy indistinction.
Perhaps the best positive statement they have provided is the indistinction between matter-energy, which means that not necessarily (though some have read it this way) that matter has now been liberated from gravity (as Hegel said it was prisoner) and can move in the high spheres of form and spirit.
For, "whoever entered the camp moved in a zone of indistinction between outside and inside, exception and rule, licit and illicit, in which the very concepts of subjective right and juridical protection no longer made sense" (1998: 170).
In this essay, I review a series of binaries which are examined by Tadjo's text and doubly blurred: once in the dreadful zones of biopolitical indistinction in which the law legalizes its own suspension and renders legal atrocities normally outside the realm of the permissible; and again in a movement which "turns inside out" (Esposito, Bios 157) these indistinctions to assert an unbroken fabric of life, human or otherwise, which resists even the perversions of the extreme manifestation of biopolitics evinced by genocide.
The great inconvenience and disturbance that must necessarily grow upon an indistinction of propriety.
Il faut remarquer que dans la societe roumaine existe une confusion entre citoyennete et religion, une indistinction entre la sphere prive et celle publique, une incapacite de penser la religion en termes de choix individuels.
For Agamben, Paul's notion of katargesis makes reference to three moments: the moment of the indistinction between the outside and inside the law.
Agamben's paradigmatic state of exception, marked by conceptual binaries and zones of indistinction (inside/outside, norm/exception, public/private, zoe/bios), is defined as "an inclusive exclusion (which thus serves to include what is excluded)" that produces bare life through sovereign violence.
Gender scholars Veronica Pin-Fat and Maria Stern, in an essay on the prevailing mass media narrative surrounding Private Jessica Lynch in the Second Iraq War, employ Giorgio Agamben's concept of the homo sacer who exists within a zone of indistinction, a space of sovereign exception such as the military.