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terrorism

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The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally ...

Muammar al- Qaddafi

Muammar al- Qaddafi  

(1942–2011)Libyan statesman and colonel, chairman of the Revolutionary Council (1969–77) and president of Libya (1977–2011).Born in Sirte, the son of a nomadic family, Gaddafi received a ...
Pakistan

Pakistan  

Asia's great underachiever. Democracy has yet to take hold and now the country is under attack from terrorists.Pakistan has four main geographical regions. First, in the far north is the Hindu Kush ...
multiculturalism

multiculturalism  

As a descriptive term, multiculturalism refers to the coexistence of people with many cultural identities in a common state, society, or community. As a prescriptive term, it is associated with ...
anarchism

anarchism  

The doctrine associated with Godwin, Bakunin, Proudhon, and others, that human communities can and should flourish without government. Voluntary cooperation should replace the coercive machinery of ...
violence

violence  

For Greece see hubris; reciprocity (greece). For Rome see vis.
Lyotard, Jean-François

Lyotard, Jean-François (1924–1998)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
1,286 words

...of encoder “intention,” as Alphonso Lingis notes ( 1980 , p. 91). While semiotics pursues “intention rather than intensity,” Lyotard proposes an orientation toward “intensity … dissimulated in signs and instances” ( 1993 , p. 63). In keeping with his abhorrence of the “terrorism” of contemporary theory, Lyotard refrains from presenting his alternative to a more pragmatic semiotics as itself in some way a viably utilitarian enterprise. He proposes a semiotics between radical subjectivism and an equally radical objectivism, one that seeks the thrilling...

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