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  • n. the state of being undecidable.


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  • The reasonably widespread if often vague notion that super-close reading results in undecidability rather than organic unity; the not uncommon, if typically undisciplined assertion that texts predict and choreograph the foibles of their interpreters — these tics of contemporary professional critical writing bear the faint but unmistakable trace of de Man's signature.


  • The limitation result of Gödel's theorem is closely related to another limitation result known as the undecidability of the halting problem.


  • Another, Paul de Man, says writing that matters, culminates at points of ‘undecidability’.

    Why read Great Literature: the guide to a good life

  • Your questions about poetry are very apposite, although of course the answer is that this is neither fish nor fowl, and the very undecidability is another tension line along which the work progresses.

    A Bit of an Experiment « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Although it also makes me hold back, as I loved this new book for its very undecidability and lack of clear cut message.

    He Ain’t Heavy « Tales from the Reading Room

  • I see Derrida's aporetic undecidability between the Other of difference and the Other of singluarity as the Vedantic tension between the Known, the Unknown and the Unknowable...

    Love & Death in desert

  • The study of Boolean algebras has several aspects: structure theory, model theory of Boolean algebras, decidability and undecidability questions for the class of Boolean algebras, and the indicated applications.

    The Mathematics of Boolean Algebra

  • At the conclusion of this lecture The Ends of Man, 1968, Derrida brings this logic of undecidability to bear on the two strategies that have appeared in connection with the deconstruction of metaphysical humanism.


  • Church proved the undecidability of classical first-order logic relying on Gödel's incompleteness theorem.

    Combinatory Logic

  • Law seems so fun: the language is so precise, whereas in literature ambiguity is actually encouraged in many ways -- puns, undecidability, etc.

    First day.


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