- n. Plural form of tautology.
“The point is sometimes overlooked, because it might be thought that, if the propositions of logic are tautologies, that is only because we happen to have chosen a language in which tautologies are produced when certain propositions are combined.”
“I know that is not what people think when they use the expression “the workers are being exploited!” — people don’t usually speak in tautologies.”
“The Austrian philosopher wrote it to illustrate how linguistic devices such as tautologies and contradictions represent a kind of debasement of language: rather than reinforce some logical system or reveal something to us about the world, they break down as constructed figures, and actually strip away meaning.”
“Carl goes with caricatures, you go with tautologies ... and as far as I can tell my point remains.”
“But, he added, I must be sure to telephone the customer service department — surely the ne plus ultra of tautologies — to ascertain what has happened to my money.”
“And yet the DJED sculptures communicate as effectively as minimalist tautologies as they do as maximalist mythopoetics.”
“And what did you mean by the parenthesized “tautologies”?”
“Godel showed that all “proofs” are self-referencing (tautologies), including mathematical proofs.”
“Kamal: Godel showed that all “proofs” are self-referencing (tautologies), including mathematical proofs.”
“You just defend the side that wins by deploying tautologies.”
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