unempirical

unempirical

(ˌʌnɪmˈpɪrɪkəl)
adj
not empirical; derived from theory rather than experiment
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For the government's lawyers' claim, we pray to the Just and Almighty Allah to treat them the way our leader has been and is being treated by this government, and for the lying Minister, since he made that unbelievable, unscientific and unempirical statement, we have been praying to the Almighty Allah to put him in the same situation they have put our leader and where he will equally be fed with such or higher amount, before the end of his life in this world.
"When Ethiopia says that GERD has no significant impact on downstream countries, this is not an unempirical pronouncement, but a factual statement based on scientific research," he added.
According to many scholars, the Great Man theory is unempirical and has no experimental validity.
It is also interesting to notice that in contrast to humanistic psychology which was predominantly unempirical, positive psychology is largely based on an empirical epistemology.
Criticism of hatcheries, or 'artificial propagation', increased as both scientists and the public saw it as expensive, ineffective, unempirical and increasingly out of touch with the desires of recreational anglers.
Coase, however, regarded this view as 'utopian' and, worse still, as unempirical. Simons' sin was to have failed to examine what the effects of his proposals would have been on economic 'efficiency').
In a completely unempirical way I'd venture that not many outside the region would attribute much of this near-term national economic success to our neck of the woods, and this could not be more wrong.
They cover the bounds of grammatical refinement, where annotation should stop, grammar without grammaticality, replies to critics, grammatical description meets spontaneous speech, demographic correlates of speech complexity, the structure of children's writing, child writing and discourse organization, simple grammars and new grammars, the case of the vanishing perfect, testing a metric for parse accuracy, linguistics empirical and unempirical, William Gladstone as linguist, and minds in uniform.
Scholars writing about law from a global perspective have observed that although Western traditions of academic law and politics have a rich heritage, from a global standpoint they appear parochial, narrowly focused and even unempirical or, as Emeritus Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London William Twining put it, 'tending towards ethnocentrism' (1).
Judges have to wrestle here with both natural law and positivist issues, in the sense, for example, that they tend to accept 'morality' as being naturally immanent or self-evident in human life but some might find it fit for legal critique only if divorced from unempirical faith in such a notion and treated more scientifically.
(A) starts with the critique of overly abstract and largely unempirical main-stream economics;