prescriptivism


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(ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior

(linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics

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subset of prescriptivism. The coherentist says that one cannot implement
Friends and foes of objective prescriptivism will find much to like in Hare's thoughts on applied ethics and in many aspects of the more polemical essays.
As a construct, forensic interpretation appears closest to methodological prescriptivism. Thus, it expects that outcomes, whatever their putative ideological coloring, will be the product of a reasoned eclecticism.
The third part deals with the concept of prescriptivism in language from two different perspectives: language standardization and language purism.
Prescriptivism has been a problem in most kinds of politicised criticism at one time or another.
The man replies "Ours -- I think." (23.) Christopher Gowans, "Moral Dilemmas and Prescriptivism," American Philosophical Quarterly, vol.
The argument with Duggan concerns the latter's 'positivism', that is, his determination to read back beyond the extant texts to a prescriptivism concerning the author's intentions.
Personally, I doubt that prescriptivism even has the correct analysis of the logic of the content of blend concepts.
Watts, Richard J, 2000 "Mythical strands in the ideology of prescriptivism", in: Laura Wright (ed.), 29-48.
Another noteworthy addition to the GMAU is Garner's introductory essay, "Making Peace in the Language Wars," in which he gives the reader a bit of background on prescriptivism vs.
When you read the columns of William Satire or Morton Freeman or books like Edwin Newman's Strictly Speaking or John Simon's Paradigms Lost, you're actually reading Popular Prescriptivism, a genre sideline of certain journalists (mostly older ones, the vast majority of whom actually do wear bow ties) whose bemused irony often masks a Colonel Blimp's rage at the way the beloved English of their youth is being trashed in the decadent present.
Pogge, "The Categorical Imperative," and Paul Guyer, "The Possibility of the Categorical Imperative." O'Neill defends Kant's universality test against recent universality tests that are based on what Kant would call heteronomous moral theories, such as Singer's Generalization Argument, Hare's Universal Prescriptivism and other formulations such as rule utilitarianism.
Prescriptivism has no place within it: vernacular usage, far from being something to be eliminated, is the main focus of interest.
Part 2 discusses first the universal prescriptivism of R.
This unhappy impression is corroborated if we turn to another area of vocabulary, and look at the Supplement's treatment of the delicate issue of prescriptivism (as in entries for such problem words and usages as hopefully, parameter, flaunt/flout).