nonpurposive

nonpurposive

(ˌnɒnˈpɜːpəsɪv)
adj
lacking purpose
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But the later Hayek no longer believes that it is necessary to start from action that is (subjectively) believed to serve a certain end which is (subjectively) valued: nonpurposive rule-following behavior too can result in social order.
But, according to Evangelist, this interferes with the attempt to distinguish between literary art as nonpurposive from other nonliterary forms of discourse that are dominated by the particular utilitarian purposes they serve, since seeking sacred truths would seem to be a purposive activity.
This philosophical issue goes beyond this article, but apart from wondering about the meaning of the term "value" in this nonpurposive world, one could also wonder about the role and meaning of such ethical concepts as responsibility, merit, praiseworthiness (and blameworthiness), choice, principled behavior, and the like.
Triangulation of survey methods or nonpurposive sampling methods is recommended to address this issue in future similar study.
In each case, Gilmore accepts the risk of bodily harm, and shows herself committing--or, in the piece with helpers, encouraging--blithely nonpurposive violence.
Rawls's account, ideal theory is entirely nonpurposive because it
130) On this broadly hermeneutic view, it makes no sense to think of language as a nonpurposive, nontheoretical means of appropriating the word; it is equally senseless to attempt to understand some social group's institutions, practices, or conduct without learning their language.
Thus, the present study was limited by using a nonpurposive, nonrandom sample of convenience.
Their ambitious work emphasizes the conceptualizing phase of an information process, integrating problem solving along a continuum from preattentive and nonpurposive through adaptive intelligence.
T]he theoretical unity of biology would be better served if the natural functions of the parts of organic life-forms could be given a reductive account completely in terms of nonpurposive or nonfunctional naturalistic processes or conditions.
Recently, however, researchers have begun to pay attention to a nonpurposive activity that Sandra Erdelez[1] has called `information encountering' and Kirsty Williamson[2] has called `incidental information acquisition'.