nontheoretical

nontheoretical

(ˌnɒnˌθiːəˈrɛtɪkəl)
adj
not confined to the theoretical realm; actual
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Watkins and Daly specifically wrote this book to be nontheoretical in nature.
In the following passage, we can get a better sense of just how fundamental the point about the intersection of the nontheoretical and situation-specific understanding of rationality is for McDowell:
Their extrajudicial writings point toward the utility of sources of nontheoretical insight into adjudication, including critical judicial biographies, intellectual judicial histories, and other work in which judges engage in self-reflection and situate their own thought in relation to their peers, past and present.
The predominantly nontheoretical character of the existing literature reflects a more general deficit: Most studies on international relations in South Asia are not theory-driven, and rarely do they derive substantial inferences for theory building from empirical evidence found in the region (Ganguly and Pardesi 2010).
The truly interesting point is that Wordsworth's view of the poor was decidedly nontheoretical but, instead, was thoughtful, compassionate, nuanced, and human.
A second implication is that a primary pillar of Big Economy could be economic theory; but I do not underestimate other nontheoretical pillars like big corporations, corporate lobbying, and corporate journalism.
For example, all experience and knowledge are theory laden; there is no nontheoretical, direct access to reality.
The content of an observation sentence is wholly nontheoretical.
AN EMPIRICAL, NONTHEORETICAL LAW OF THE OPEN INTERNET
Intuitively, descriptive predicates are required to be interpreted with sets of tuples of nontheoretical individuals.
Bridge has been repeatedly praised for its oppositional stance to the academy, for its use of nontheoretical language, for its challenge to high theory.
Levy wrote a book on ethics, Levy didn't offer a theory of ethics and Pike's work, which shows up in the present study, could be construed to be nontheoretical.