It is a consistent policy of harbouring inconsistencies in the same mind.
Thus many of Livy's inconsistencies are due to his having pieced together two versions, each of which gave a differently coloured account of the same event.
These inconsistencies are best explained by the hypothesis that our author was drawing upon a literary fixed tradition.
That there are many inconsistencies and signs of carelessness in his work has been proved in detail by Langen.
Much of Shaftesbury's career, increasingly so as it came near its close, is incapable of defence; but it has escaped most of his critics that his life up to the Restoration, apparently full of inconsistencies, was evidently guided by one leading principle, the determination to uphold the supremacy of parliament, a principle which, however obscured by self-interest, appears also to have underlain his whole political career.
But his zeal encountered a check which baffled him for several years, and which left its mark in various inconsistencies and incoherences in his completed system.
Under all the inconsistencies of Talleyrand's career there lies an aim as steadily consistent as that which inspired his contemporary, Lafayette.
The liberal school of thought of which Mohler was a prominent exponent was discouraged in official circles, while Protestants, on the other hand, complain that the author failed to grasp thoroughly the significance of the Reformation as a great movement in the spiritual history of mankind, while needlessly dwelling on the doctrinal shortcomings, inconsistencies and contradictions of its leaders.
His seeming inconsistencies are reconciled to apprehension, not by a formula of the intellect, but by the many-sidedness of a highly impressible nature.
One of the most vexed questions of textual criticism, and one which divides scholars more perhaps than any other, is the question to what extent admitted imperfections and inconsistencies may properly be left in a text as due to the default of an author rather than of a scribe or compositor.
It is perhaps most probable that he retained notes made contemporarily and worked them up some time after 404, in a few passages failing to correct inconsistencies and dying before bk.
I was too tunnel-visioned to dismiss the inconsistencies.
Fichte's general views on philosophy seem to have changed considerably as he advanced in years, and his influence has been impaired by certain inconsistencies and an appearance of eclecticism, which is strengthened by his predominantly historical treatment of problems, his desire to include divergent systems within his own, and his conciliatory tone.
through Condillac, the inconsistencies were purged out, and materialism was ready for the next comer to affirm - though it may be said with R.
Dissected sentence by sentence, the book may be shown to be a mass of inconsistencies.
inconsistencies, its errors of chronology and topography, its poetical colour, and its living descriptions of battles.
While successfully investigating the solid elements and their compounds gravimetrically, Berzelius was guilty of several inconsistencies in his views on gases.
The inconsistencies between the real and the epic Guillaume are often left standing in the poems. The personages associated with Guillaume in his Spanish wars belong to Provence, and have names common in the south.
The variations in the story of the defeat of Aliscans or the Archant, and the numerous inconsistencies of the narratives even when considered separately have occupied many critics.
There were enough inconsistencies in his creed to enable both sides in the recent controversies to claim him as one who if he were still alive would have supported their case in the altered circumstances; but, from the biographical point of view, these issues are hardly relevant.
The vitality of the movement, however, had left it, and its inconsistencies, combined with the lack of strong leadership, landed it in a position scarcely distinguishable from orthodox Hinduism.
1, and evidence is led from supposed inconsistencies between the earlier and the latter parts of the epistle.
Men and women of all ranks began to visit it; the emperor himself consented (f 887) to witness a performance by the great stars of the stage at the private residence of Marquis Inouye; a dramatic reform association was organized by a number of prominent noblemen and scholars; drastic efforts were made to purge the old historical dramas of anachronisms and inconsistencies, and at length a theatre (the Yurabu-za) was built on purely European lines, where instead of sitting from morning to night witnessing one long-drawn-out drama with interludes of whole farces, a visitor may devote only a few evening-hours to the pastime.
4 the locusts are not permitted to injure the grass, and other like inconsistencies.
But in working out the consequences of this view Say is not free from obscurities and inconsistencies; and by his comprehension of these immaterial products within the domain of economics he is confirmed in the error of regarding that science as filling the whole sphere which really belongs to sociology.
Fichte now set himself in the Wissenschaftslehre (1794) to make transcendental idealism into a system of metaphysical idealism without Kant's inconsistencies and relics of realism.
They rightly revolted against the inconsistencies of Kant's third and fourth positions about the existence of unknown but postulated things in themselves, hidden from theoretical, but revealed to practical, reason.
To understand phenomenal idealism in Germany is to discover what a narrow world is to be known from the transcendental idealism of Kant shorn of Kant's inconsistencies.
His political inconsistencies were more apparent than real, for there was no break in his advocacy of Liberal principles.
The group has attained an importance of late even beyond that to which it was brought by Pasteur's researches on alcoholic fermentation, chiefly owing to the exact results of the investigations of Hansen, who first applied the methods of pure cultures to the study of these organisms, and showed that many of the inconsistencies hitherto existing in the literature were due to the coexistence in the cultures of several species or races of yeasts morphologically almost indistinguishable, but physiologically very different.
Having an easy task in defending himself against Hobbes's trivial criticism, he seized the opportunity given him by the English translation of the De corpore to track Hobbes again step by step over the whole course, and now to confront him with his incredible inconsistencies multiplied by every new utterance.
repetitions and inconsistencies.
It was therefore clearly necessary with regard to both the older and the newer law to take some steps to collect into one or more bodies or masses so much of the law as was to be regarded as binding, reducing it within a reasonable compass, and purging away the contradictions or inconsistencies which it contained.
There are some repetitions and some inconsistencies, but not more than may fairly be allowed for in a compilation of such magnitude executed so rapidly.
The task of filling up gaps, smoothing away inconsistencies, rounding off the tale, was accomplished by Giles Tschudi, whose recension was adopted, with a few alterations, by Johannes von Muller in his History of the Confederation (1780).
The unwieldiness of the plot and its inconsistencies show, too, that Schiller had not yet mastered the new form of drama; but Don Carlos at least provided him with an opportunity of expressing ideas of political and intellectual freedom with which, as the disciple of Rousseau, he was in warm sympathy.
There are some apparent inconsistencies.
Nevertheless, his record here was not clear of blots, showing a few regrettable inconsistencies.
It is therefore idle to reproach him with inconsistencies, though these are sometimes very singular.
What originality it had - at first sight it would seem not much - belongs to these thinkers; but the loss of all their works except the hymn of Cleanthes, and the inconsistencies in such scraps of information as can be gleaned from unintelligent witnesses, for the most part of many centuries later, have rendered it a peculiarly difficult task to distinguish with certainty the work of each of the three.
Those apparent inconsistencies in the dimensions of the body and wings are readily explained by the greater muscular development of the heavy-bodied, small-winged insects, birds and bats, and the increased power and rapidity with which the wings in them are made to oscillate.
and the Vindication, of which it has been truly said that in these pages he "struck the keynote to the explanations he afterwards consistently offered of all his apparent inconsistencies."
In short, the ordinary belief in plurality and motion seemed to him to involve fatal inconsistencies, whence he inferred that Parmenides was justified in distinguishing the mutable movable Many from the 1 See Zeller, Die Philosophic d.
The mode in which Kant endeavours to show how the several portions of cognition are subjectively realized brings into the clearest light the inconsistencies and imperfections of his doctrine.
We may expect, then, to find the transcendent employment of the categories leading into various difficulties and inconsistencies.
apparent inconsistencies having compared the summary minutes prepared by the Agency with the original source documents.
But there is deep disquiet that the rules conceal fundamental inconsistencies.
glaring inconsistencies in the case against them, all their previous appeals have failed.
inconsistencyd revisions take these into account, as well as seeking to eliminate the inconsistencies and correct the omissions mentioned above.
inconsistencylist of, and explanations for, all of the plot inconsistencies within the four Red Dwarf novels.
inconsistency the implications for our report if we become aware of any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the IFRS financial information.
inconsistencyspite glaring inconsistencies in the case against them, all their previous appeals have failed.
inconsistency to all the seeming inconsistencies lies in the Charter of the United Nations.
inconsistency contain logical inconsistencies or elements that are mutually contradictory.
inconsistency the implications for our report if we become aware of any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the financial statements.
inconsistency of the database brought to light many inconsistencies in the reporting of sequences.
inconsistencyences of these inconsistencies in definition are not purely theoretical.
riddled with inconsistencies.
The author exhibits much sagacity as well as learning, and criticizes effectively the errors, inconsistencies, and exaggerations of his predecessors.
Writers with none of the prejudices of the historical school, but with the cold and remorseless regard for logic of the purely objective critic, have pointed out serious inconsistencies here, the omission of important factors there, until very little of the " old Political Economy " is left unscathed.
closed by means of the synchronisms and certain of the later chronological references, have accepted the figures of the Kings' List for the earlier dynasties, ignoring their apparent inconsistencies with the system of Berossus and with the chronology of Nabonidus.
His conduct for the next three years teems with inconsistencies which we may deplore but cannot pass over.
The advantage of the first arrangement is that the weights on the steelyard are always the same, and inconsistencies of indication are avoided, while in the second arrangement the loose weights are lighter and handier, though they must be very accurate and consistent among themselves, or the error will be considerable, by reason of the great leverage they exert.
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself; and my shortcomings and inconsistencies do not affect the truth of my statement.
His confession is said to be riddled with inconsistencies.
I expect the newspaper to be issuing a mea culpa any day now for the startling inconsistencies in its most recent article.
Nothing breaks down a family unit more quickly than inconsistencies about what behavior is appropriate and what the consequences will be.
However, when they are in place, you will find it easier to ski at a higher level and you will be protecting yourself from falls and inconsistencies.
Alcohol abuse and addiction cause subtle damage in the initial stages, which may simply manifest as behavioral inconsistencies.
There are other things to do when you want to know how to tell if someone is lying, such as looking for verbal clues, nervousness, asking a person to repeat his story and watching for inconsistencies.
Those who travel, whether for business or pleasure, need not worry about climate inconsistencies when they have the appropriate extended size rain clothes.
If you notice any of these inconsistencies, or any other blemish such as a scratch for that matter, you should decide against purchasing that pair of glasses.
Research shows inconsistencies regarding disclosure.
Observer biases and inconsistencies have been identified through study of the assessment procedures.
Simply by noting the inconsistencies, you will be able to construct a family tree for any of the Greek gods.
Inconsistencies can also occur when using other methods such as the cap or condom, which can allow sperm to infiltrate the cervix if used incorrectly.
Recognizing the first signs of labor can be challenging and many inconsistencies can make pinpointing a specific time difficult.
This is also one of the most easy ways to catch someone who is cheating - when pressured, he/she will often try to lie, and lie badly, the inconsistencies in excuses becoming increasingly evident.
Unfortunately, the inconsistencies continue.
Inconsistencies between what appears on your resume and what the employer discovers when running a background check can potentially keep you from being considered for employment.
In reply to those who thought that Parmenides's theory of the existence of the One involved inconsistencies and absurdities, Zeno tried to show that the assumption of the existence of the Many, that is to say, a plurality of things in time and space, carried with it inconsistencies and absurdities grosser and more numerous.
Inconsistencies, no doubt, are to be detected in his system, but they arise from the limitations of the view itself, and not, as in the case of Locke and Berkeley, from imperfect grasp of the principle, and endeavour to unite with it others radically incompatible.
But by still ascribing J and E as written sources to about the 9th or 8th century (individual opinion varies), many difficulties and inconsistencies are involved.
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