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Synonyms for meliorative

tending to ameliorate

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To see the parish rate as a humanist idea ('relatively compassionate [with a] meliorative thrust', as Fideler characterised it) is to gloss over local practice and legislative tradition, and significantly downplays the intersection of canon and secular law that the 1536 Act reflects.
My intent is to contribute an educational perspective to the somatic turn in philosophy and more specifically to the discipline Richard Shusterman (1999) has developed, somaesthetics--"provisionally defined as the critical, meliorative study of the experience and use of one's body as a locus of sensory-aesthetic appreciation (aisthesis) and creative self-fashioning" (p.
Viewer feedback facilitated modifications and improvements to films and television, which advanced in meliorative stages.
Alternative terms for positive and negative evaluation include, among others, endearing, hypocoristic, meliorative and appreciative, and derogatory, pejorative, deteriorative and depreciative respectively (for a discussion, cf.
Il l'a d'ailleurs exprime ouvertement dans ses chansons oE il donne d'elle, avec un art jamais egale, une image meliorative.
Shusterman defines somaesthetics as "the critical, meliorative study of the experience and the use of one's body as a locus sensory-aesthetic appreciation (aesthesis) and creative self-fashioning [.
Lenore Langsdorf (2002) has espoused a similar worry over the lack of meliorative resources in Habermas's privileging of the representative in his communicative theory.
This is the latest meliorative attempt by New York Democrats to soften the state's drug laws, which took an infamous turn toward the draconian four decades ago under Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
36) The more doctrinal approach to religion, which, as we will see below, may be generated by Kirk's reading of Burke, has a potential for inducing a "defensiveness" and parochialism that stifle progress towards moral union and misdirect our meliorative energies.
The meliorative processes of stare decises and the common law lend themselves to preserving and revising form, but only literary judges like Holmes can endow form with a function: to excite or provoke.
That longing, if its premises are widely embraced, must be made tangible in extra-aesthetic political projects, but the artwork that heralds such potential future constructs ought to be heeded in the present in order to recognize and act upon the meliorative promise it holds out.
This attitude of, say, meliorative pseudo-science entails that the search for the One in Hermetism, cast like in Gnosticism and Neoplatonism in the form a transcendent God, is additionally chimed in with a secret wish of ennobling the matter, to use the vocabulary of alchemy, through gradual opus magnum to its highest ontological possibility - ultima materia.
Prime Minister Igor Chudinov on Wednesday signed the action plan to improve meliorative condition of irrigated land in Kyrgyzstan in 2009-2010.
Michel Foucault's caution that not consciousness but material practice should be the target of meliorative critique provides a reminder of the importance of resisting the temptation offered by total theories, whether of history, capital, dialectic, or even desire.
137); yetHuidobro suggests that between the English and theFrench theorist, the terms abstract and concrete can cast off their starkly pejorative and meliorative connotations.