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1. Anything to which thought or action is directed.
2. In psychoanalysis, that through which an instinct can achieve its aim.
3. In psychoanalysis, often used synonymously with person.
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1. Anything to which thought or action is directed.
2. In psychoanalysis, that through which an instinct can achieve its aim.
3. In psychoanalysis, often used synonymously with person.
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1. Something that has a fixed shape or form that you can touch or see.
2. Anything from which an image is formed by an optical system.
extended o. An object consisting of many point objects separated laterally to form a certain shape (e.g. trees, people). See beam of light; pencil of light; extended source.
o. plane See object plane.
point o. A small component of an extended object, in relation to an optical system. If the point object is situated on the axis of an optical system it gives rise to the axial ray and it is referred to as the axial point object.
real o. 
An object from which emergent rays diverge.
o. of regard See point of fixation.
o. space See image space.
virtual o. One towards which incident rays are converging after refraction or reflection. Example: a positive lens forms an image of an object placed beyond its anterior focal point. Introducing a mirror between the lens and the image makes that image become a virtual object. See virtual image.
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Inexistence, non-being, is rendered a perceivable state through the objectless colour white.
Disgust towards a real (excrement) or imaginary (Mexican evil) object, object-centered (foul capital) or objectless, does break down the barrier between subject and object.
As though experimenting with the theory of attention and its relaxation that Wordsworth discovered with his ear to the ground, the poet conjures a state of objectless alarm through the extending and relaxing movement back and forth-in intervals-between exertions of attention.
Ultimately, self-knowledge appears to be an "objectless" knowledge, a knowledge that the mind exists rather than knowledge of what the mind is.
Focusing on practices is thus taking the social and material doing (of something: doing is never objectless) as the main focus of the inquiry.
In contrast to the (controversial) 'objectless' understanding of OSR, CSR does accept objects (which Cao often a bit imprecisely refers to as 'entities') in its ontology.
No doubt the colors Figarella employs--black, white, and red--are what make one think of Malevich's Suprematism; it could also be the eclipse that is suggested here, echoing the Russian painter's black square, the objective world obscured behind the objectless. But in a subtle reversal, it's the masking itself that makes the idea of a figure appear, conjuring the highly mechanized figures of an El Lissitzky; it's the black bar of anonymity that brings a certain determination to the formless structure of spots, much more reminiscent of the universe of Miro.
Later on, when she is accused of traffic with clothes, cosmetics, and foreign currency, the hairdresser asks her to buy some perfumes, as if somebody wanted her to own those proofs to the earlier objectless accusations, enough to justify the often threats with prison.
A poor and objectless education may turn counterproductive at times.
Objectless of proposed tariff changes to encourage technological up- gradation and competitiveness of the industry by reducing tariff rates on CKD both locally and non-locally made parts.
Slavoj Zizek defines jouissance most aptly as an "objectless ecstasy" that is imagined to be lost by the subject and "subsequently" is "attached to some historically determined representation" (50).
Like Louis Althusser, Badiou sees philosophy as objectless and contentless.