nonpurposive

nonpurposive

(ˌnɒnˈpɜːpəsɪv)
adj
lacking purpose
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(ii) building project distinguishing purposive acts and nonpurposive acts.
Ford, "The effect of musical cues on the nonpurposive speech of persons with aphasia," Journal of Music Therapy, vol.
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.
Evangelist argues that Boyle's definition of secular literature as "nonpurposive" is misleading and inadequate, especially when taken in conjunction with Boyle's argument that we can read literature as a source for learning sacred truths.
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.
One way to better understand this "necessary condition" of the interpreter's personal involvement with the work is through the metaphor of "play." In the title essay in The Relevance of the Beautiful, Gadamer suggests that play has a "nonpurposive rationality" On one hand, the primary purpose of play is not utilitarian, and what happens in play is often difficult to explain logically; on the other hand, there is still some sort of reason operating in most playing.
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.