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- ‘‘Every producer,’ she writes, ‘is condemned by the absolutization of innovation to a lifetime of peddling the same old trick’; here, for ‘innovation,’ read ‘branding’ or ‘market niche.’’
- ‘It seems that this absolutization leads to subjectivism.’
- ‘Meanwhile, it is precisely in the execution of this function, and not in the absolutisation of concrete aspects of the life-activity of science, that the monistic intention of philosophy is realised.’
- ‘Again, this is not meant as an argument against rationality, only the absolutisation of it.’
- ‘For many, the only effective defence appeared to be the absolutization of continuity.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.