lawlike


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lawlike

(ˈlɔːˌlaɪk)
adj
resembling a law, or resembling legal proceedings, terminology, etc
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Perhaps, indeed, instead of virtue being a lawlike concomitant of happiness, happiness is a necessary concomitant of virtue.
Acknowledging the lawlike character of internal administration still leaves the concern that such internal measures are nonetheless unlawful because they undermine and conflict with external law, and in particular the APA.
481, 492 (2015) (concluding that key impediments to a lawlike approach to statutory interpretation across the federal judicial hierarchy "stem from the Court's own inconsistency and from the inherently slippery, non-lawlike nature of many interpretive rules").
The human mind itself, when exercising its rationally structured spontaneity, prescribes the basic laws of morality and religion to itself, just as it legislates the universal and necessary lawlike patterns that nature itself obeys" (ibid).
Stoeger writes: "As we move into the science of complex chemical molecules, into biology, neurophysiology, psychology, economics, politics, and sociology, these problems increase and prevent us from describing phenomena in anything like the lawlike and rigidly predictable way to which we are accustomed in physics and mathematics.
127) By binding ourselves to act in lawlike ways that can be universalized, we appreciate others by not impeding upon their choices.
Dilthey's essay on Holderlin articulates this ideal: "A lawlike development is discerned in the individual's life; each of its levels has intrinsic value and is at the same time the basis for a higher level.
The behaviorist's tactic of only attending to lawlike connections between observable events is comparable to resting satisfied with the knowledge that the Big Bang is responsible for the present state of the cosmos and not giving a hoot about what has gone on in between.
McGinn llama a esto sesgo CALM (Combinatorial Atomism with Lawlike Mappings) (McGinn, 1993, pp.
Not least of all, however, they are also unsuitable because they postulate a universally valid connection between the various variables and are not in a position to differentiate between various subpopulations on which various lawlike regularities may possibly have an effect.
Revisiting marketing's lawlike generalizations, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science 27(1): 71-87.
However, as emergent levels of reality, Worlds 2 and 3 have gained a relative independence from World 1: they are able to be in a complex mutual interaction with World 1, and they have their own characteristic features and lawlike regularities that cannot be derived from true theories about the physical world.