undecidability


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undecidability

(ˌʌndɪˌsaɪdəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
the quality of being undecidable
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He also expands upon the creation of multiple sensory realities, using the term "aesthetic undecidability" (p.
She discusses how the character effects of Falstaff's vitality, Cleopatra's sexual charisma, Henry V's moral ambivalence, Kate's ambiguity, and Hamlet's undecidability are produced in a communicative and theatrical context.
There is a long and heterogeneous list of critics who have insisted that hegemonic arrangements are disrupted, subverted, destabilized, undermined, or challenged by various literary properties: non-fungible uniqueness, formal self-consciousness, textuality, intertextuality, undecidability, affective irrelevance, affective salience, the pleasure principle, the suspension of desire.
Perhaps it may be argued, as Sheppard does of MacSweeney, that such ugly excess "is evidence of art attempting to change places with life," but there may not be enough sufficiently redeeming "undecidability" between art and life engendered here by artifice to counteract the excess.
(4) This state of 'undecidability', or the 'inseparability of different possibilities', (5) is a key element of Kiarostami's art.
Simon Critchley, a Derridean commentator who argues forcefully for deconstruction as ethical opportunity, glosses Derrida's position by saying that "the place of the ethical moment is not that which mediates the passage from undecidability to the decision, but rather that which governs the whole field of undecidability." (25)
(104) His concept of undecidability emerges from differance, oscillation between postponement in identification of alterity and command of alterity.
This paper provides us an easier way to understand the undecidability of the halting problem of Turing machines.
Ironically, that is exactly what the apocalypse is in this study: a metaphor rather than an event, a metaphor, not engaged with directly by either Marvell or Milton (at least in their poetry), and used by the critic as a straw man to reject the idea of closure and to embrace Derridean concepts of indeterminacy and undecidability, concepts (perhaps) foreign to both Marvell and Milton.
Proving undecidability of dynamical properties has the difficulty that these properties talk, in general, about the machine behaviour over all its configurations, while classical decision problems suppose that the machine starts on a particular class of configurations (finite, fixed initial state).
The notion of undecidability of meaning, which is an outcome of poststructuralist and deconstructive approaches, necessarily reflects on how a translation is criticized.
The conclusion to their essay is a fitting conclusion to the volume as a whole as it points to a commonality in almost all Gothic literature, "an uncertainty as to what if any epistemological frame can make sense of the phenomena with which they are dealing, This undecidability --at once epistemological and political--is key to the unsettling quality of Gothic fin-de-siecle literature" (231).