nonutilitarian

nonutilitarian

(ˌnɒnjuːˌtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən)
adj
not utilitarian
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But in taking risks of relating, I have been blessed with deep bonds with people that are genuine and nonutilitarian.
It can be thought of as a version of Donald Regan's Cooperative Utilitarianism to which two additional elements have been added: allowing people with differing conceptions of good consequences, for example, a utilitarian and a nonutilitarian, to cooperate with one another, and taking into account the full consequences of accepting, not just complying with, moral guidance.
But utilitarian and nonutilitarian lines of argument converge on most of the same conclusions.
This follows that there is an identification of human aesthetics as virtuous artistic skills that are cultivated, recognized, and admired via nonutilitarian pleasure with the presence of artistic objects and performances under satisfying convention and composition that place them in a recognizable style.
However, the Sixth Circuit's majority and dissenting opinions illustrate that whether a certain design feature will be found to be copyrightable largely turns on two issues: (1) how the garment's function is defined and (2) how strictly courts will enforce the Copyright Act's requirement that in order to be copyrightable, the nonutilitarian design feature must be separable from and capable of existing independently of, the utilitarian aspects of the article.
14) By aligning investigation of the natural world with flatulence, Raphael maligns the quest for nonutilitarian knowledge in an attempt to keep Adam within the borders of sanctioned learning, the location of which Raphael himself is unsure about.
228) Interestingly, though, their normative reason for relying on the concept appears to have been largely nonutilitarian.
947 (2005), for further discussion of distributive, tax-base, and other nonutilitarian issues.
In yet another perspective, network literature critic Hongbing Ge ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) uses three concepts to describe its characteristics: openness, quickness, and leisure and posits that if we admit that literature is a form of nonutilitarian "freedom" present within human nature, network literature is the best form to have the public experience this freedom in a multimodal form.
41) The articles in question can be classified anywhere on the spectrum of "clothes" (solely utilitarian objects that have secondary, aesthetic features but exist primarily to protect our bodies and avoid the exposure of indecent body parts) to fashion (art objects that may happen to serve utilitarian functions but are created for solely nonutilitarian reasons).
In other words, consumers are willing to pay for nonutilitarian extras when purchasing products in the name of experience or memory.
In his words: "I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art.