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- Borrowing from Latin absurdum, neuter singular of Latin absurdus ("discordant, harsh"). (Wiktionary)
“Reductio ad absurdum is straightforwardly translatable to уменьшение до глупости in Russian, for example.”
“Commercially valuable varieties had these virtues, and also looks and durability — the requisites whose reductio ad absurdum is the Red Delicious.”
“The reductio ad absurdum is related to a familiar form of proof in logic: You make an assumption and then derive from it a contradiction or a known falsehood by a series of valid inferences.”
“Mix a powerful imagination with a logic in absurdum, and the result will be either a paradox or an Irishman.”
“I doubt that even the most gender fluid person changes hir identification “hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute”, and the writer’s use of such reductio ab absurdum is frankly offensive.”
“Later, Brouwer pointed out the following consequence of the validity of Â¬Â¬Â¬A ” Â¬A: the proof method of reductio ad absurdum, which is not generally correct (not”
“The substantial reason for rejecting a philosophical theory is the 'absurdum' to which it reduces us.”
“In the case of the philosophy of natural science the 'absurdum' can only be that our perceptual knowledge has not the character assigned to it by the theory.”
“Then the ad absurdum comparisons, if Stewart is Twain, then Colbert is Zola!”
“On one level, it is hard not to sympathise with the American writer Russell Baker, whose proposal for a National Talk Like a Pirate Day was designed as a reductio ad absurdum of the whole awareness thing.”
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