An extreme opposition relationship exists within a matrix of concepts, between the two negative concepts, i.e. A– and Ā–. This relationship is the counterpart of the complementarity relationship, which concerns the positive concepts A+ and Ā+. Two different terms are used to designate these two relationships, because the notion of complementarity has a positive nuance, while the extreme opposition has a depreciative nuance.
For example, the concept of temerity is the extreme opposite of the concept of cowardice.
Franceschi, P., “Une classe de concepts” (in english), Semiotica, vol. 139 (1-4), 2002, pages 211-226.
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