nontheoretical

nontheoretical

(ˌnɒnˌθiːəˈrɛtɪkəl)
adj
not confined to the theoretical realm; actual
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Kant refers to the striving for knowledge of unknowable noumena, which he relates to moral concerns, and argues that it has its true satisfaction in the practical (nontheoretical) employment of reason.
Watkins and Daly specifically wrote this book to be nontheoretical in nature.
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).
Or, to quote Wordsworth himself, "to shew that men who do not wear fine cloaths [sic] can feel deeply." 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.
In fact, nontheoretical factors like quality of the electrical constitutive elements, aging, and skills of operators involved in hardware construction will heavily affect the global realization of the converter and could suggest a nonoptimal choice, preferring an easier and more efficient technological realization rather than a more sophisticated solution [5].
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. Empirical science provides the framework for understanding empirical knowledge.
AN EMPIRICAL, NONTHEORETICAL LAW OF THE OPEN INTERNET