Word of the Week: Verisimilitude

As in: “Then, says Schopenhauer—and every lover will recognize the truth of this the unconscious ensures that its wishes are fulfilled in fantasy ‘with fairy-tales’, and it will deck these fairy tales out ‘so that they obtain an appearance of verisimilitude’”  (May, 2011, p.183)

May, S. (2011). Love: A History. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press

For definitions of verisimilitude, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.


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