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(ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value

(linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting descriptive linguistics

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However, given how many different kinds of actions, character traits and states of affairs we take to be good, the global, descriptivist interpretation principle does not seem to leave many natural properties to be eligible candidates for being the referent of "good" (McDowell (1998/1981: 201-2)).
Acocella (2012) accused descriptivists of self-righteousness, while Bryson (1987, p.
A less complimentary picture of a descriptivist is that of a man who comes in with his hands up.
would we best characterize analytic or descriptivist alternatives?
While Out of Style otters no explicit rewriting of pedagogical practice, the book's advocacy of style as an opportune agora to teach the general public and to debate conservative, descriptivist language mavens is worthy of immediate practice in its own right.
The book provides a very good picture of recent debates about the Frege-Russell descriptivist view of reference, its main motivation (ch.
In descriptivist terms, glide formation is the process whereby a high vowel of a class affix or gender concord changes to become a glide when followed by a vowel commencing stem.
Third, the theoretical framework selected for the phonic material is provided (the American descriptivist method) and a complete inventory of phonemes and allophonic realizations of the Tirua variant of Mapuche are presented.
It would be a valuable next step to investigate to what extent these specific views survived throughout the later history of the GDR or whether the powerful appeal of the complaint tradition succeeded in muffling the more modern, descriptivist slant of Law's GDR texts.
Correspondingly, the epistemology of ethics divides into cognitivism and non-congintivism; a distinction that is often perceived as equivalent to that between descriptivist and non-descriptivist.
The conflict that Garner avoids most impressively is the one between Prescriptivist and Descriptivist linguists, the so-called "Dictionary Wars" that have been raging since the sixties.
However, in a novel about deceptive framing, this is a deceptive philosophical frame for it, since Gee has taken us out of the moral universe of logical positivism, with its unquestioning approach to the transparency of descriptivist language, and ushered us into one where naming and description are problematic.
Still, the insights that emerge along the way render the project, I think, sufficiently interesting for the theoretician and the descriptivist alike to merit treatment in an article like this.
This descriptivist picture of how terms like "death" work was similarly dominant within analytic philosophy of language and philosophy of science until the 1970s.