Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Jargon Watch

Patrick Porter (of OxBlog) comments on an item from Robert Delany's Jargon Watch. --Jeff Weintraub
Wednesday, May 03, 2006

# Posted 11:38 AM by Patrick Porter

ACADEMIC JARGON: One scholar describes his own work:

Ontologically, I have prioritized the triunity of space, time and causality; stressed the fivefold causal chain consisting, typically, in the transfactual efficacy of the generative mechanism of structures, the rythmic (viz., irreducibly tensed A-serial spatializing processual) exercise of their causal powers, potentially mediated by the holistic causality and intra-activity of an (in general) partial totality, dependent in the human sphere upon the embodied intentional causal agency of emergent structurata, codetermining a concretely singularized conjunctural outcome.

Why on earth have you done that?