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theory-laden

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(Logic) (of an expression) capable of being understood only within the context of a specific theory, as for example superego, which requires the apparatus of Freudian theory in explanation
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Those immersed in the internet's melting pot of extremist ideas frequently migrate from far right to far left and back again -- it is the same hotchpotch of anti-establishment, xenophobic, conspiracy theory-laden rhetoric that, in other contexts, has also nourished Islamist extremism.
Though Seibel positions her assertions within a Foucauldian framework, her essay is more accessible for the non-academic reader than some of her colleagues' abstract and theory-laden contributions.
In the philosophy of science, perceptions are said to be "theory-laden" when they are affected by the theoretical presuppositions held by the scientist.
His solution has two main components: "The first essential is an existential phenomenology in which theory-laden observation is rooted in an observational consciousness of which scientists have an immediate, incontrovertible and phenomenological awareness.
The 69-year-old from Mineola, who won 48 percent of the March primary vote to Ellis' 31 percent, also bashed reporters for fixating on her conspiracy theory-laden Facebook posts during the primary campaign.
Chapter 22, dealing with the German financial crisis of 1873, seems an unlikely addition to an otherwise theory-laden book.
The claim that there are moral perceptions should not surprise anyone who is already aware, either from the philosophy of science or from the empirical psychology of perception, that observations are theory-laden. What we (seem to) see depends not only on what we are looking at and on our sense organs, but also on our background theories.
Dispossession also invites the reader to discern whether our theory-laden performances of critical agency serve to rewrite this paradox in the shape of ever more sophisticated conundrums, or whether such theorizing has provided new ways to encounter our unchosen uncertainties.
He offers close readings in relatively plain language that demonstrate the presence of the archetypes, a refreshing departure from theory-laden criticism.
Dobbin has not set out to write a critical, theory-laden, academic book.
The informed view is that observations are theory-laden, hence the process of observation is not objective, but is dependent, among other things, on the theories held by the observer.
Writers tackling Taylor's shows tend to cling to others' analyses (in particular, to a theory-laden defense of Taylor published in X-TRA by Vanessa Place).