Abdicative


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Ab´di`ca`tive


a.1.Causing, or implying, abdication.
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Most of all, as a culture we will become so personally abdicative of our wellbeing that we seek increasingly to rely on a state that will put right our failure to make decisions that were in our best interests through "after the horse has bolted" health and welfare measures.
Turner, Derek (2004): "The past vs the tiny: historical science and the abdicative arguments for realism" Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 35, 1-17.
Based on my own experience over the past half century in dealing with a wide range of information problems and services, I will use this article to point out the problems inherent in such simplistic and abdicative approaches.