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Relating to a chiasm.
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The acousmatic voice, as I will expand upon below, ethically, ontologically and epistemologically owns a chiasmatic status (see Merleau-Ponty 1968, 130-155, 214-5) par excellence.
12) It bridges the linguistic, geographical, and cultural cleft between two antithetical worlds through the chiasmatic suture of a foreign language, at once an estrangement and an accompaniment, an intimacy and an alienation.
Hands themselves form a chiasmatic obverse with each other, placed end to end; facing each other, they form the opposite's double.
5 Most ONGs are benign, but 20% of chiasmatic gliomas in children may behave aggressively.
In the morning after awakening, the homeostatic drive for sleep is virtually nil and supra chiasmatic nuclei (SCN) output is low as shown by the intracerebral recording of neuronal firing rate.
Correspondingly, Sobchack refers to these descriptions of Merleau-Ponty in her phenomenology of film, emphasizing the ability of film to make visible the reversible and chiasmatic structure of human vision, as in Carnal Thoughts.
Two months after surgery, an MRI showed an enhancing residual tumor in the sella turcica but no chiasmatic compression.
While judgment (under which rubric taste is included) is for Kant "the faculty of subsuming under rules; that is, of distinguishing whether something does or does not stand under a given rule" (CPR 177), and as such places a particular under a given universal; it still may not be accounted mediatory--in that philosophical, Hegelian mediation requires a chiasmatic movement between two apparent extremes which are sublimated (in Hegel's sense of aufheben (8)) by (and into) a third term.
This chiasmatic equation of texts to individuals and individuals to texts is the embryonic principle of the autobiographical tradition in African American letters.
Throughout this section of her third chapter, Farronato continues to emphasize the tension between openness and closure, or the "chaosmos" that informs Eco's theory of the sign, that generates a chiasmatic conceptualization of semiotics as both communication and signification.