from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lack of logic.
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- n. Lack of logic; unreasonableness; a fallacy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. invalid or incorrect reasoning
When you make the argument that you are making here, you might have some other party in mind to do the coercing, but the illogic is the same.
The illogic is not necessarily used to expose brutality, the bleakness of an amoral universe empty of intrinsic meaning.
Understanding that the basic unit of illogic is the contradiction-in-terms, we can define the pataphysical quirk as a use of words or phrases (reading as images or image-combinations) that generates an inherent self-contradiction in the narrative, something that renders a sentence literal nonsense.
The best example of that illogic is in Jessica Smart Gullion's essay, "Scholar, Negated."
Here there's no explication, no attempt at rationalisation, and indeed there's a certain illogic to the whole sequence.
I trust you will believe me when I tell you that your illogic is far more painful for me to endure than all your tortures.
I perceived it as a scatterbrained piece of illogic from the Frenchman.
I question whether there actually is a word illogic, used as a noun.
The illogic is in thinking that when you tell someone that they CAN remain silent and they DON’T, that somehow means that they haven’t shown that they don’t want to remain silent.
I read the linked Dave Weigel article and I find it an exercise in illogic.
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