An example would be where two patients are in the same condition of 'mere existence', both terminally ill and suffering intractably
. Patient A is kept alive with a ventilator, while Patient B is able to breathe by himself.
Some injuries signal the sickness of the city: A patient with a gunshot wound most likely comes from Chicago's most economically depressed, intractably
violent, and civically abandoned neighborhoods, and has usually been there all of his or her life.
In short, each scale of analysis, or level of abstraction, is useful--the more abstract scales allow us to predict higher order phenomena without simulating intractably
complicated systems; the less abstract levels of description allow us to capture phenomena that may be inexpressible at greater abstractions.
The Vestries were also intractably
parsimonious in expenditure for welfare and health.
was walking intractably
toward military intervention in Syria." Praise goes to Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama for seizing the opportunity that Russia's last-minute intervention in this crisis allowed.
If one is intractably
devoted to comparing epistemic probabilities for different hypotheses, however, one might try adapting to biology Robin Collins's rigorous likelihood argument for the superiority of theistic design over multiverse explanations of cosmological fine-tuning.
Countering the notion that France has been and remains intractably
anti-American, Singer (emeritus, history, Brock U.), instead argues that France began a transformation the 1950s in which it shifted its focus from colonial concern with Algeria towards American-style celebration of personal happiness and an embrace of American culture and values, even suggesting that this embrace of America has proceeded "too unabashedly in contemporary France." He brings a biographical approach to the subject, examining key figures that illustrate the turn of soldiers from sober military values to seeking American-style materialism, the development of French rock and roll, and the contemporary "full anchoring" of Americanization in France.
Although beset by economic woes and intractably
high unemployment rates, European countries -- at least by one ranking -- are still among the best places to live.
China remains intractably
opposed to interference in Syria's internal affairs.
It is dirty, backward, corrupt, and intractably
poor; yet it is also beautiful, tranquil, magical, and spiritually rich.
In so far as the human condition is intractably
ambiguous, this will always be the case.
And were those richly upholstered chairs, in some intractably
pansexual way, Oedipal phenomena?