unilluminating


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unilluminating

(ˌʌnɪˈluːmɪneɪtɪŋ)
adj
not serving to instruct or give insights
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Adj.1.unilluminating - failing to inform or clarify; "an unenlightening comment"
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Boettke views the content of what is primarily valued in the present state of the economics profession as mostly deviations from the "mainline." The mathematical pyrotechnics in the top economics journals may be valuable in their own right, but in terms of understanding political economy as it unfolds when not confined to an institutional vacuum, they are often unilluminating. The productive contributions of future scholars seeking to close this gap will come from those working to explicate economic phenomena with attention to causal realism and institutionally contingent and contextual analysis.
Instances of unilluminating light scattered through the novel are symptomatic of the uncanny--which, we must remember is unclear--and the inadequacy of knowledge.
That is, do our reasons for finding the interpretation/construction distinction unhelpful or unilluminating tell as well against the more general effort to conceptualize distinct steps or outputs of constitutional implementation?
When advocating a solution, however, caution should be exercised against the implementation of guidelines that are intended to have an operational effect, but which are couched in the language of vague, granular control, enforce a one-size-fits-all approach and contain constructs that are both unilluminating, impracticable to implement and out of line with current everyday practice.
Jonathan Schaffer, among others, has argued that metaphysics should deal primarily with relations of "grounding." Rooney will follow John Heil in arguing that this view of metaphysics is problematic, for it draws on ambiguous notions of grounding and fundamentality that are unilluminating as metaphysical explanations.
the legislative history of the APA is unilluminating, (38) the text
Richard Posner's brief mention of the rule of reason in his 1976 book was unilluminating and even disparaging, suggesting a belief that litigation under a rule of reason would be unwieldy.
To be sure, not all of the Court's characterization choices have been rendered so casually; some choices have been conducted out in the open, although even here the justifications for those choices have been largely unilluminating. But given the frequency with which the Court characterizes its constitutional inputs, it is both surprising and concerning that the Justices have had so little to say about how courts should go about performing this important task.
Ours has become a society where some of our reputedly best journalists and commentators encourage the notion of a fixed self and persist in unilluminating 'either/ or' interrogation.
That last claim is, I believe, true but unilluminating. The claim that Macfarlane's attitude towards the Pinnacle was one of valuing (in a broad sense) tells us nothing about the specific nature of that attitude.
After reading curator Catherine Lampert's 2015 book Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting, as well as her 1978 interview with the artist (reprinted in the exhibition catalogue), I am impressed with how deeply unilluminating the painter's words are about his practice.
Indeed, all things considered, Hesse's statements about the novel are rather unilluminating. In reference to the letter cited above, Bandy observes that: