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incoherence

Not understandable; disordered; without logical connection. See Schizophrenia.

incoherence

(ĭn″kō-hēr′ĕns) [″ + cohairens, adhering]
An inability to express oneself coherently or to present ideas in a related order.
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A good part of the book is dedicated to showing how various versions of relativism fall prey to the accusation of incoherence.
Washington -- Mirroring, though going further than, the case of Canadian Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary, who was threatened by Canadian Income Tax bureaucrats for his comments on Paul Martin's "moral incoherence," two U.
To Godard, contradictory impressions represent not incoherence but fidelity to life's tumult.
Although the orange stand and a photograph of the site stood witness to the story, the initial incoherence of the account continued to call into doubt the truth-value of both photograph and found object.
In his reply, "What Makes Perry Run," Petras attempts to dissect Anderson's argument by exposing some of its conceptual incoherence.
Tha t this anti-definition is unstable (and appropriately so) from a theoretical standpoint is shown by how hard Jean-Claude Ternaux has to work, for example, to keep the Corneille of La mort de Pompee from sliding into an austere classicism, while Frank Greiner's alchemical aesthetic is Baroque precisely in its obscurity, its instability, even its incoherence (272).
There is one adult, William, but his incoherence and storytelling make him virtually invisible.
If the 'mistakes of a night' (Goldsmith's sub-title - omitted from the programme) occasionally blur into total incoherence, you can put it down to Mr Stafford-Clark's use of a local accent for the actors.
Bauwelt's critic savaged him mercilessly for incoherence and a complete lack of taste in this 'collage-architecture'.
In their article, Predictably Incoherent Judgments, Cass Sunstein, Daniel Kahneman, David Schkade, and Ilana Ritov advance a cognitive explanation for incoherence in government regulation.
By probing into the intellectual roots of the engagement perspective including Dewey's notion of reflective thinking, and Freire's critical pedagogy, this paper provides a critical analysis of the theoretical tentativeness and incoherence of the engagement perspective, and argues consequently for reconceptualizing engagement in reading through miscue research which is built on a unified theory of reading.
But pic teeters on incoherence, and its subject matter -- a power struggle on the long road to peace in Colombia -- is unlikely to ignite offshore passions.