contract theory reverses the promissory picture.
Popper, when he wrote The Logic of Scientific Discovery, was well-aware of the point made by Pierre Duhem, and by other conventionalists
, that it was possible to preserve any particular claim which was prima facie refutable, in the face of a "refutation," by modifying some other aspect of one's theoretical system.
approach recognizes that rights are jural matters and are therefore embedded in a human social context.
The rhetoric of adoption that appears in these letters concerning the children is of particular interest insofar as it can be treated as the corollary of a conventionalist
representation of the family.
On the other hand, he wants to avoid the extreme conventionalist
view which would reduce the world to 'a cemetery of inert counters, lifeless, cheerless, and dull' (p.
A great deal of the culture of Campus Conventionalist
logic is concerned with power.
Thus, there is a rule-utilitarian or a conventionalist
basis for a universal prohibition of preventive intervention.
He claims that conventionalist
sources of judicial decision-making, like precedent, are thicker than are the originalist sources where the documentary record is often thin and contested.
Instead, at this point, he followed the conventionalist
position (especially that of Henri Poincare) according to which axioms can only be obtained on the basis of assumptions (cf.
The conservatism of Fish's position is a specifically postmodern one, conventionalist
and entirely rooted in his grasp of the cultural specificities of the academic world.
Defenders of the free society must finally choose between the contractualist and conventionalist
denial of the Good and a more truthful and salutary concept of human freedom.
terms, this history illustrates two technologies--one medical and one social--co-evolving.
Cane's designation of a quintessentially non-naturalistic moral theory as naturalistic is apparently based on the false assumption that, if a moral theory is not conventionalist
, it is naturalistic.
He begins by interrogating Hermogenes, exposing weaknesses and explanatory gaps in the conventionalist
position from the point of view of the natural nomenclaturist.
He shows that, although early analytic philosophy seemed to venture towards the acceptance of conventionalist
theories of truth, in fact it has steadily veered away from such positions.