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  • n. Plural form of totality.


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  • An independent office better serves the totalities of the operational and oversight responsibilities managed by the manager of safety.

    James Mejia: Denver's Public Safety Department: Building Trust Through Leadership, Transparency and Accountability

  • Or is it a matter of smart planning to make the new totalities appear as if they were the result of aggregated decisions?

    Guy Horton: Witold Rybczynski's Compelling Makeshift World

  • According to this concept, cultures are organic, irreducible totalities in themselves.

    Archive 2009-01-11

  • Since my own position holds that not all things are related and therefore there are no totalities ...

    Subject, world, & woh

  • Again, as Russell puts it: "The totalities concerning which Mr. Wittgenstein holds that it is impossible to speak logically are nevertheless thought by him to exist..." p.

    The Self, Art, and Wittgenstein

  • The evidential problem is related to totalities – is EVERY evil necessary?

    Behe challenges Miller

  • To avoid such paradoxes, we must accept that “Whatever involves all of a collection must not be one of the collection” (1913/1962, 37) and thus that such totalities (involving all of a collection) must be of a higher type, making, e.g., classes of sets of a higher type than are sets of individuals, and so on, leading to an infinite hierarchy of types.


  • The dialectics between scientific praxis and philosophic theory form multiple social processes, transhistoric totalities and total negations of authoritarian and totalitarian domination.

    Greek Student Revolts and Brutal Capital Accumulation

  • Just as in the natural sciences antinomies arise if Nature is conceived as a closed whole, similarly the collection ON and the set of all sets cannot be conceived as completed totalities.

    Paradoxes and Contemporary Logic

  • The result is a selfless awareness of that totality beyond all limited, social totalities, namely the emptiness or nothingness at the bottom of all things, whether individual or group.

    Watsuji Tetsurô


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