from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality of being efficacious; efficacy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun the capacity or power to produce a desired effect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
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I think media spin is overrated – which is why the good Charlie Cook always makes me sigh – what matters is the efficaciousness of the policies.
The efficaciousness of the D&R approach is evident throughout "The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices."
The cold formality and dread-inducing, proto-Nurse-Ratched efficaciousness of this convocation affords a chilling counterbalance to the vulnerability implied in the prisoner portraits.
Just as with the physicians of olde who prescribed bleeding for their patients, recovery only proves the basic resilience of the system against multiple insults, not any efficaciousness of the prescription.
What Malebranche needs to establish, then, is the claim that causation just is necessary efficaciousness, and the pressing question for Malebranche is how he can defend this claim.
Interestingly enough, from this claim concerning the necessary efficaciousness of divine volition, Malebranche immediately infers
For to accept that divine power is unique in its necessary efficaciousness need not itself imply that God is the only cause.
Many a theist would grant that creaturely causes lack necessary efficaciousness on the very grounds that Malebranche had presented, but still argue that this does not mean that they lack causal powers.
It is out of conceptual rigour — and against the grain of a potential popularity and perhaps even efficaciousness — that
It would be inappropriate to express a sense of hopelessness or meaninglessness or self-loathing with ruthlessly clear, perfectly reasoned and reverential language, just as it would be inappropriate to express a worldview of rational efficaciousness, knowable reality and self-reverence with ambiguous syntax, distorted thought processes, and self-loathing language.