Rae Langton concludes her famous essay on the silencing effect of pornography by noting unresolved empirical questions
But this does not negate the point that if private contributions to national defense do not depend exclusively on expected levels of offense, as Newhard's argument requires, market-provided national defense's inefficiency cannot be asserted simply as a matter of logic, but rather remains an (unanswered) empirical question
For instance, in an influential late twentieth-century article explicating critical legal studies, Joseph Singer stressed that indeterminacy is an empirical question
But how destructive that actually was is an empirical question
where the jury is still out.
Dolan offers a powerful exhortation toward better, more applied research that answers important empirical questions
While there are several theoretical tradeoffs for each of the approaches, how much the selected methodology matters in practice is an empirical question
research that focuses on the same empirical question
or a host of
The thrust of the analysis is toward the conclusion that this is an empirical question
and not a theoretical question.
This could be posed more productively as an empirical question
But whether or not it is the most important component is an empirical question
that future comparative studies can tackle.
It remains an empirical question
, however, whether these technological advances improve outcomes, reduce costs or both," Riley continued.
not following up every difficult empirical question
raised by his
Whether we in fact have free will is not, Balaguer says, strictly speaking a metaphysical question, if metaphysics concerns the state of the world, but rather a simple empirical question
about our decisionmaking processes.
But what Palmer presents as a foregone conclusion, is in fact an empirical question
for which there exists empirical evidence to the contrary.
Unfortunately, what these relative percentages are is an empirical question
--and an empirical question
that we don't know the answer to.