A primary goal of the current review is to summarize Part Three for behavioral scientists interested in mechanisms and theory but otherwise constrained by antitheoretical
philosophical frameworks, as well as for those who may be interested in Staddon's message were it not so critical of radical behaviorism (p.
But Posner's "supposedly antitheoretical
pragmatism turns out to be just like the other cosmic constitutional theories.
Prince explains that in a philosophical environment in which skeptical empiricists were in dispute with metaphysical theorists, the novel rose to importance as the genre most thoroughly devoted to examining the role of circumstance in individual life and therefore functioned as the literary form best-suited for conveying anti-metaphysical, or antitheoretical
vii of the book under review here) also adds that each volume should serve as a "primer" to each particular art practice, and that it should stand "in resistance to the amnesia and antitheoretical
tendencies of our time.
1) In its first decade, a good deal of ecocriticism remained virulently antitheoretical
and anti-poststructuralist, and to the extent that poststructuralism became conflated with a broader postmodern habitus, ecocriticism defined itself in opposition to what it conceived as the dominant strain in literary and cultural studies.
Blinder (1997) has called Okun's Law "atheoretical, if not indeed antitheoretical
The Star of Redemption presents a system that is antitheoretical
, dynamic, and combines philosophical and theological content in a highly unorthodox way.
Revealing her sympathy with postmodern theory at last, she argues that the untimely modernes of the 1720s and 1730s were modern too; "and in a way that may seem more congenial to us" because "they were antitheoretical
and uncomfortable with all doctrines, defining themselves only in light of what they repudiated; they had no plan" (260, 262).
The philosopher Franca D'Agostini recently called attention on the antitheoretical
attitude of many women thinkers of the previous wave, which left the women's movement somewhat exposed.
At the same time he is one of the greatest antitheoretical
theorists in any discipline, insisting on the ultimate uselessness of theory in his famous "fog of war," what Owens calls the "complexities of human behavior.
Indeed, pragmatism is often criticized for being antitheoretical
Partly, such antitheoretical
thinking seems to me an attempt at forcing a return to the true spirit in which the English-speaking world has traditionally dealt with the arts as against the sciences.