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met·a·the·o·ry

 (mĕt′ə-thē′ə-rē, -thîr′ē)
n.
A theory devised to analyze theoretical systems.

metatheory

(ˈmɛtəˌθɪərɪ)
n
1. (Philosophy) philosophical discussion of the foundations, structure, or results of some theory, such as metamathematics
2. a formal system that describes the structure of some other system. See also metalanguage
metatheoretical adj
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The meta-theory about what it takes to fight a conventional war for territory is a simple one.
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The meta-theory is an important part of the theoretical development of the subfield.
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Citing the issue of music in literature as oenormously complicated in the field of cultural-interpretive discourse, in the field of meta-theory, and in meta-interpretationo, Hejmej describes four types of research: biographical, traditional musical-literary, analogous, and architectonic.
Developing a meta-theory is therefore a pre-requisite of any research process.
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The central issue is whether Frege has a meta-theory and meta-logic of logic or whether he follows the concept sometimes called 'logic as language', which takes logic not as a formal systems besides language, but as a partial regimentation of language for specific scientific (mostly mathematical) purposes.
Resultantly, a conceptual analysis is placed within each chapter, which leads the reader to identify remnants of meta-theory and triangulation.
To give reasons for those processes--to explain the functions they serve and the effects they have--would require appeal to some causal meta-theory.