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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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when a word or phrase has multiple meanings (from Greek)

Highlighted phrases


experiences his incompetence as ambiguity or polysemy in Spanish

—p.299 Ben Lerner and Adam Fitzgerald (295) by Ben Lerner
4 years, 7 months ago

For Wallace, value, kept loose and polysemous, could connect depression's internal discourse

—p.2 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) by Jeffrey Severs
7 years, 2 months ago

Again, the polysemy of language gives rise to conspiracy theories

—p.152 How To Be Religious (II): Fundamentalism (137) by Phil Christman
1 year, 3 months ago

The idea that populism works when regarded as a certain kind of rhetoric, applied in different ways in different situations, is appealing—but in truth, merely registers its polysemy and returns it to sender.

—p.8 Populism without the People (5) by Marco D'Eramo
6 years, 11 months ago

There is hardly a sentence in English that is not in some sense polysemic, with a range of possible interpretations.

—p.18 Caedmon's Dream: On the Politics of Style (7) by Richard Seymour
5 years, 8 months ago

an implicit dismissal of the significance of advertising content in favour of polysemic texts

—p.197 "Free Lunch" in the Digital Era: Organization Is the New Content (193) by Mark Andrejevic
5 years, 11 months ago

Note that the German word for “debt” and “guilt” is the same: die Schuld. Not only Nietzsche but also Benjamin probed this polysemy on several occasions.

Walter Benjamin

—p.145 Chapter 6: The Magic of Debt; or, Reading Marx Like a Child (137) by Richard Dienst
6 years, 11 months ago

translating one of Prynne’s poems involves committing to particular definitions of words that are intentionally polysemic

—p.89 That Room in Cambridge (73) by Emily Witt
5 years, 3 months ago