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  • verb Present participle of redescribe.


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  • He sees Orwell as redescribing the Soviet Union by demonstrating what the “Communist oligarchs were really doing.”

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  • By contrast, take a look at the life of Paul Wellstone: the former wrestler, one of our great contemporary political figures, began by describing himself (correctly) as a fighter, but once he got into office he learned that sometimes you can win a fight by redescribing it as something other than a fight.

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  • And in case science and humanities start congratulating themselves, we have to remember their versions of magic: redescribing a situation alters it; the final unified theory is around the corner; control is within our reach (given the appropriate research funding).

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  • ˜syncategorematic™: the phrase does not refer to an event or state of the agent, but is a way of redescribing what he is doing in terms of a ˜primary reason,™ where this is understood as a pro-attitude towards actions having some feature, F, along with the belief that the original action has that feature



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