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met·a·the·o·ry

 (mĕt′ə-thē′ə-rē, -thîr′ē)
n.
A theory devised to analyze theoretical systems.
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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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"Metatheory and the Subject of Democracy in the Work of Ralph Ellison." New Literary History 27:3 (1996): 473-502.
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The illuminating explanations of metatheory, eidos, and phenomenology contribute greatly to the essay's discourse, although further practical examples would clarify the author's overall presentation.
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Just as postmodern perspectives have made us aware that metatheory would silence alternative theoretical frames, we have also become more conscious that metatechinique may silence alternative prescriptions.
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For twenty years, political theorists have been lost in the dark wood of metatheory. Sadly, we all too often have focused not on politics but on theorizing about theorizing about politics.