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As represented in Borderlands, the dialectics of Mestiza consciousness contest the promise of security offered by the Western prescription that a term, proposition, or state of affairs must be either true or false, that it cannot be both simultaneously, or that once it holds one value it cannot carry the other. Here, it is worth noting that the premise of the challenge is not that identity and non-contradiction are not useful but that they are too narrow to account for the diversity and heterogeneity of human life experience. From such a point of view, the Western logos is not so much a constituitive principle of human life and consciousness as it is on imposition, the regulative effects of Western prescriptive ideology.

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