material mode

material mode

n
(Philosophy) philosophy the normal use of language that refers to extra-linguistic subjects without explicit mention of the words themselves. Fido is a dog is in the material mode, while "Fido" is a dog's name is in the formal mode. See also use18
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The material mode MAT_PIECEWISE_LINEAR_PLASTICITY [19] was used for modeling steel mechanical properties of the truck model.
"Objective modalities in the material mode are represented by logical and mathematical modalities in the formal mode" (p.
Is it possible that even when you put something out in a "deproduced" fashion, it can be--and I use my next word reluctantly--reified, or brought back into a material mode? I know, for example, that you don't allow photographic reproductions of your work.
Brummett thus concludes that "to understand how Europeans knew the Ottomans in the sixteenth century, these parallel tracks must be joined: retaining the imperial frames and the significance of war, but becoming attuned to the rhetorical and material modes by which imperial zones were used, ignored, breached and traversed" (92).
Whether solar, wind, hydroelectric or whatever, all of these green technologies are also simply new material modes for labor exploitation.

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