Three readily applicable modes of discourse include these: designative, appraisive
, and prescriptive statements--or designations, appraisals, and prescriptions.
He noted that a contested concept emerges when the concept is appraisive
and internally complex and when its rules of application are relatively open.
In other words, what is it about rules that we may successfully employ them in appraisive
activities such as judging the actions of others?
When a student in one of his classes made some judgmental or appraisive
statement, McDougal was likely to ask: "Who are you?
section evaluates the object in the light of social goals.
Since the appraisive
term, "theoretical richness," is unexplicated, what is the context in which it should be understood?
40] Gallie maintains that the history of the concept of art |discloses a growing recognition of the fact that the word "art" is most usefully employed, not as a descriptive term standing for certain indicatable properties, but as an appraisive
term accrediting a certain kind of achievement'.